Video call­ing on your Mac

Shrink the miles be­tween you and your loved ones with a video call

Mac Format - - IMPROVE | MAC APPS -

Video calls are a great op­tion for keep­ing in touch, since you can see the per­son you’re chat­ting to. If you can’t be at a fam­ily oc­ca­sion or you sim­ply want to catch up with far-flung friends, a video chat can be the next best thing.

Ap­ple has made it re­ally easy to make video calls to any­one else with an Ap­ple de­vice. You just need to open the FaceTime app on your Mac and call peo­ple in your Con­tacts list.

To hold video chat with friends who don’t have a Mac or iOS de­vice, you can use Skype – a ser­vice that lets you make phone and video calls over the web us­ing any sort of con­nected de­vice: Mac, lap­top, phone or tablet are all fine. You need to know the other per­son’s Skype ac­count name – of­ten it’s their email ad­dress.

Us­ing ei­ther ser­vice from your Mac is free as long as you’re on Wi-Fi or a home broad­band con­nec­tion. Rosie Hat­ter­s­ley

Sure, you could email or send an iMes­sage, but video call­ing has an ex­tra per­sonal touch.

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