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Do not forget that error messages may be appealing but they must be useful above anything else. Differentiate your messages! A brief description of what will not work (if it's not obvious) is good and appropriate but do not lazy stick to one generic error message. You know what's wrong then do a favor to users and keep them informed, they may even be ...


The best error messages help guide the users towards a solution (if you have the room). What about something like this: "To use video chat (or whatever the feature is), please use a device with a video camera"

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