Google added a new video chat in orkut for you to chat with your friends “face-to-face” directly from your orkut homepage. If you’ve a webcam, download a small plugin, install it. Once signed in to orkut, you’ll a small green camera icons next to your contacts name, meaning they’ve a camera. When you find a friend you want to chat with, open a chat window and click on the "Start video chat" link in the "Actions" menu. If you want to get a better view of your friend, you can pop out your chat window and increase the size all the way up to full-screen. Video chat makes it easy to keep in touch via Gmail and iGoogle.