How To Use FaceTime on Your Mac Device

by Michal on October 25, 2011

in Blog

Sometimes it’s hard to believe we can do as much as we can with our cell phones. It wasn’t that long ago when cell phones were a luxury and today it seems like everyone of all ages has a phone. Just the other day I met a 7 year old who has her own iPhone and knows how to use every feature the phone offers. One such features is the video chat feature called FaceTime.

If you haven’t ever used video chat it’s something you have to try. It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends or family. Just seeing the person you are talking with makes you feel close ever when you are miles away. This works great when you don’t get to see the ones you love on a regular basis. Using video chat like FaceTime can keep you feeling close and it’s pretty darn fun too!

FaceTime allows Mac users to make video calls from either an iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, or from your Mac. This works because of the little camera built into your Mac device. There is a picture in picture view which allows you to see what you look like during the call. Using FaceTime is so easy and there are only a few steps to get started.

FaceTime on the iPhone

There are two ways you can access FaceTime on your iPhone 4 or above. First, you can access your contacts, select the person you want to call, and from there you just hit the FaceTime option. The person you are calling will be notified just like they are with a phone call and once they answer you will be seeing each other over video. In order to use Face Time you have to be connected to the internet via wifi. If you don’t have wifi available then you aren’t going to be able to use the service

iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac

To connect from an iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, you will want to use their email address. An invitation will show up on their screen and when they accept, the video call will start. Using FaceTime on any of these devices does not require a wifi connection, instead it uses your internet connection.


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