Facetime is Apple’s own Video Calling service which allows you to make video calls with other Facetime users. Facetime is available for apple devices running iOS or Mac.
It allows to make unlimited video calls using wifi or broadband data. It includes tons of exciting features like high definition 720p video calling and more.
Due to the various features and easy setup, Facetime is one of the most used Video calling app among apple users. Here is how to use Facetime on Mac –
How to use Facetime on Mac
Rcently in a conference held for bloggers community in London, some of the people enquired about how to download Facetime for PC windows, well, that really came as a surprise to most of us, since we are not sure one can ever access Facetime on pc as its an exclusive product of Apple. Though we do have best alternatives of Facetime for PC which you can surely try in your Android phone or Windows computer.When it comes to using Facetime on MAC computer there are few requirements which you have to fulfill in order to proceed further, suppose, if you have never used Facetime before, then you’ll need to configure it before you can use it. But before configuring, your device should match the following requirements-
Facetime on Mac – Requirements
*. Apple id- You’ll need an Apple id to log in into Facetime and to make a video call with someone.
*. Latest OS – Facetime is only available for Mac running OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion or Mac OS X v10.6.6 (or later).
*. Camera and Internet connection – A minimum speed of 128-Kbps is required to make video calls through Facetime. Also, you’ll need A built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external), a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder.
*. Facetime App – And the final thing, you’ll need the Facetime app installed on your Mac device. It comes pre-installed with OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion. If you are using any Mac device running Mac OS X v10.6.6 (or later) then you can purchase the Facetime App from Mac store.
If you have all the required things then you are now ready to configure Facetime, follow the below steps to start using Facetime-
Step 1. After downloading, Open the Facetime app by clicking on its green icon.
Step 2. You’ll be asked to log in or create a new account. Just log in using your Apple id by filling username and password.
Step 3. Now wait sometimes to let the app verify your account details. You can check your account status on Facetime>preferences. Once verified, you are all set to use Facetime.
How to make video calls on Mac using Facetime
Once you have successfully installed and configured Facetime on your mac device, you are now ready to make Video Calls. Follow these steps to make a video call –
Step 1. Open Facetime app on your Mac. Use the Dock or go to Applications folder to do so.
Step 2. See the navigation panel on the right-hand side to find the name of the person you want to chat with.
Step 3. Once you find the contact, click on it and choose from Apple Id or Phone number (if there is one) to make a video call.
Step 4. Now all you can do is wait for the person on the other side to reply to your call request. Once he accepts it, you both will be connected and will be able to see each other.
So now you are all set. You can make as many video calls as you like and spend unlimited time chatting with your friends face to face even if you are far away. Do tell us your experience with Facetime in the comments section.