There were already various ways to save snippets of FaceTime conversations on your Mac, but now there’s an official method provided by Apple. As you’re chatting with someone, you can click a button to capture a special moment and save it as a Live Photo, which includes a short amount of video from before and after the still image. It’ll be added to your library in the Photos app. The other person is immediately notified that a photo was taken, so it’s all above board.
If you’re not keen on people being able to take such photos, you can disable this capability for your FaceTime conversations. You can find out more about this and how to protect your privacy in the “Live Photos in FaceTime” tutorial later in this issue.