When comparing Facebook Video Chat vs Tox, the Slant community recommends Tox for most people. In the question“What are the best video chat services for teams?” Tox is ranked 4th while Facebook Video Chat is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Tox is:
The code is licensed under GPL (may change in the future) and is available on [GitHub](https://github.com/irungentoo/toxcore).
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Pro Skype-to-Facebook calls
Skype desktop users can video chat with Facebook users, share their screens with them, and enable full HD calling if you have an HD webcam attached to your computer.
Pro Powered by Skype
Since it's powered on the back end by Skype, is offers smooth video and crisp audio.
Pro Free and open source
The code is licensed under GPL (may change in the future) and is available on GitHub.
Pro Multiple front-ends for multiple platforms available
At the moment there is no official Tox client, but a selection of 32 and 64 clients for Windows, OS X, Linux and Android is available.
Pro Privacy focused
Tox uses military grade encryption and works completely peer-to-peer.
Con Early stages of development
Since Tox is relatively new, it has important features missing (like group video) and requires a proper code review before it can be deemed reliable and ready for everyday use.