If you have a Mac, you can easily make FaceTime video calls to all other users with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or iPod touch. FaceTime video chat offers a fun way to converse with people, and can be useful for business and other purposes as well.
This article will show you how to make a FaceTime video call from a Mac.
In order to make a FaceTime video call, you need an Internet connection, FaceTime enabled on the Mac and the receiver must also have FaceTime enabled on the iPhone, iPad or Mac. Apart from that, it's all pretty simple.
This process is similar to making FaceTime calls from iPad or iPhone.
How to make FaceTime video calls on Mac
- Open the FaceTime app on Mac, located in application folder
- Select “Video” from FaceTime call options for that contact (if “Video” is not available, the recipient may not have FaceTime available)
- The FaceTime Video call rings the recipient and assumes that responding will result in a FaceTime Video Chat
- Press the red (X) button at any time to hang up and end the FaceTime video call
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* You can add multiple names, email addresses, or numbers to this list if you want to make a group FaceTime call from Mac, as long as each recipient has FaceTime.
The FaceTime video call recipient must have FaceTime enabled on their device, so whether they are on an iPhone, iPad or Mac, it must be a case. Similarly, if you previously turned off FaceTime on Mac for some reason, you must turn it back on in order to make a face-to-face video call and receive one.
When on an active FaceTime video call, you can add more people to the video night if you want to do so using these FaceTime group video chat instructions.
FaceTime video chat can be a great tool for video conferencing whether for work, education, business, personal or just to grab friends and family. Just remember that you and your recipient must have a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for this feature to work. There are other cross-platform video chat apps available, such as Skype, for example, so if you're trying to reach someone on an Android, Windows PC, Linux or other platform outside the Apple ecosystem, it might be a better option than using FaceTime.
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