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How To Use FaceTime On Mac

How To Use FaceTime on a Mac
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to use FaceTime on Mac? Apple’s FaceTime app enables you to make audio or video calls from your Mac to your loved ones for free whenever they have an ‌iPhone‌, iPod touch, iPad or Mac.

While using your Mac’s built-in iSight camera or FaceTime‌ or built-in microphone, you can easily and comfortably talk face to face. Also, you can mandatory use a microphone or connected camera instead.

Otherwise, if you switch off a video call, you can then simply use ‌FaceTime‌ Audio to make an audio call. Make sure the audio call should be a lot clearer than a typical phone call.

How To Use FaceTime On Mac:

So, setting up ‌FaceTime‌ on ‌your Mac is quite easy. All you need to do is to have a fast internet connection, then follow the steps mentioned below. Make sure you’ll need an Apple ID to use ‌the app. But in case if you don’t have any, head over to Apple’s webpage and tap Create Your ‌Apple ID‌.

Step 1:

Initially, launch the ‌FaceTime‌ app on your Mac. If you haven’t it then simply find it in the Applications folder.

Step 2:

If ‌the app is off, tap the Enable button.

Step 3:

Log in using your ‌Apple ID‌ and password.

Step 4:

Wait for a few minutes while you’re signed in.

Step 5:

Using the menu bar located at the top of your screen, choose ‌FaceTime‌ -> Preferences.

Step 6:

In the Settings tab, unmark any email addresses that you don’t like to connect with your ‌FaceTime‌ account (work email addresses, for example).

Step 7:

Now the box located next to Calls from ‌‌iPhone‌‌ if you want to use your ‌‌mobile number to make and receive calls when it’s near to you and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your ‌Mac.

Step 8:

If you want people to capture Live Photos during ‌FaceTime‌ calls then check the box next to where it says Allow ‌Live Photos‌ to be taken during video calls.

Step 9:

Choose an email address to Begin new calls from using the required dropdown menu.

Step 10:

Also, you can select a ringtone for incoming ‌FaceTime‌ calls from the Ringtone dropdown menu.

Step 11:

After using the last dropdown menu, simply choose your exact location.

Make sure you can also block people from contacting you on FaceTime‌ via messages, phone calls, and email. Simply by tapping the Blocked preferences tab and then using the button plus (+) to add numbers from your contacts list.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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