My webcam doesn't work.

Rollover your picture and click the Camera/Microphone wizard button to open the Audio/Video Settings dialog. Select the Webcam tab. You will see all of the cameras that are hooked up to your computer. If a camera is working correctly, you will see your image. Click your image to select that camera. If the camera you want to use isn't displayed, check that it's plugged in correctly and is selected in your computer's system settings. Close any other video chat applications while using Shindig Events. If these steps don't work, try restarting your computer and rejoining Shindig Events.

My microphone doesn't work.

Rollover your picture and click the Camera/Microphone wizard button to open the Audio/Video Settings dialog. Select the Mic tab. Click the name of the microphone you would like to use. If you try speaking while this dialog is open, you should see green bars to the right of the selected microphone. If you speak and you don't see any green bars, try going into your computer's system preferences and checking that your microphone isn't muted. If these steps don't work, try restarting your computer and rejoining Shindig Events.

I see my Facebook profile picture instead of live video

If you don't have enough bandwidth to use Shindig Events to its full capacity, you'll see your Facebook profile picture instead of a feed from your webcam. If you are running another application that uses bandwidth, please close it.

What is Shindig Events?

Shindig Events is a group video chat platform that allows you to video chat with your Facebook friends and meet new people. When you join Shindig Events, you are placed in a room with up to 20 other participants. You can see everyone else who is in the room with you. Form an instant video chat with anyone in the room by clicking their picture.

How do I video chat with someone?

Just click their picture. It's that easy.

How do I join a group video chat?

If you see 2 or more pictures connected to each other, those people are in a chat together. You can join in on the fun by clicking the picture of anyone in that chat.

How do I combine my chat with another chat?

Let's say you're already talking to David and you see your friend Jason chatting with Madison. If you want to start a chat with David, Jason, and Madison, just double-click on Jason or Madison's picture.

How do I leave a video chat?

Rollover your picture and click the X button in the upper right corner.

How does IM work?

Rollover your own picture and click the IM button to open the IM dialog. The Shindig tab displays the names of the people you are currently in your room. The Facebook tab shows you a list of your online and offline Facebook friends so that you can IM them.

To send a private message to someone, click their name, type your message, and hit enter. While that person's name is selected, you will only see the messages that were sent between the two of you. You can send a private message to anyone in your Shindig Events Room or a Facebook friend, even if they're not using Shinding Events yet. If you want your Facebook friend to join you in the room, select their name, then click the INVITE button.

To send a message to everyone in your room at once, select the Shindig tab and click "Room." You will now see messages that have been sent to everyone in the room. Any messages you send will go everyone in the room.

To send a message to everyone you're chatting with, select the Shindig tab and click "My Chat." You will now see messages that have been sent to everyone in your chat. Any messages you send will go everyone in your chat.

Drag the bottom right corner of the IM dialog to the right to make the IM dialog wider. Drag the bottom right corner to the left to make the IM dialog narrower. Drag the bottom right corner up to make the IM dialog shorter. Drag the bottom right corner down to make the IM dialog taller. Drag anywhere else on the IM dialog to move it to a new location.

How do I mute my microphone?

Rollover your picture and click the Microphone button button. Click the button again to unmute your microphone.

How do I invite friends?

Click the INVITE FRIENDS button at the bottom of your screen. You'll see the pictures of all of your Facebook friends who aren't in Shindig Events yet. You can search for a specific friend by typing their name in the Search box. If you want to post an invite on your wall for all of your friends to see, click the F button in the upper right corner of your screen. You can hide the Invite Friends panel by clicking the X button in the upper right corner of the Invite Friends panel.

What's Privacy?

If you click Privacy button, no one will be able to join you in a chat without asking your permission. To turn off privacy mode, click the Privacy button again. If you notice other Eventsrs' pictures are darkened and have a grey border, they have privacy enabled and would prefer not to be disturbed. If you click on their image, they will either let you join or tell you that they're busy.

What's the Mingle Bar?

The Mingle Bar lets you switch to another room. If you see someone in the Mingle Bar that you'd like to talk to, click their image to go to their room and join them in a chat. If they are already talking to someone, they will have to give you permission before you can join their chat. You can search for friends by typing their name in the Search box. If you want to switch rooms without joining someone's chat, click the NEW ROOM button. You can hide the Mingle Bar by clicking the X button in the upper right corner. Click the MINGLE BAR button to reopen the Mingle Bar.

What should I do if I notice inappropriate behavior?

We don't allow nudity or behaviors that could make other participants uncomfortable. If you have a concern about the behavior of someone in the site, click the Report Abuse button in the upper right corner of the screen and fill out the form. We take inappropriate behavior very seriously and we will ban participants from the site if they create problems for others.

What does it mean when I see someone's Facebook photo instead of their webcam feed?

If someone doesn't have a working camera or they don't have enough bandwidth to use Shindig Events to its full capacity, you'll see their Facebook profile picture.

If your question isn't answered above, please contact us at admin@shindigevents.com