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Video Chatting

Learn how to use video chatting applications

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connect with friends and family over video calls. 

 

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What they're used for

Zoom, Facetime, and Skype have made it easier than ever to video chat with your loved ones. Are you separated from your family by many miles? Do you wish you could see how quickly your grandchildren are growing? Using your phone, tablet or computer, you can make and receive free video chats.

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Zoom

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Zoom is a video chat service available on Apple products, Windows computers, and android phones. You can start zoom meetings and invite as many people as you want as long as all participants have the zoom application installed.

Install and use zoom:

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After Zoom is finished installing you should be able to find it at the bottom of your computer on your hot bar. Click on the application. it will bring you first to a sign-in page. After signing in the Zoom home page will pop up. From here you can start and join meetings.

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in order to add people to a zoom meeting you have started, click on the circled "i" in the top left-hand corner of your screen. From here you can click "copy link" and share it to whomever you want to join.

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Have fun zooming your friends and family!

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Skype

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Type www.skype.com to access Skype.

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You can use Skype with any device, computer or cell phone.

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Click "Download Skype" to begin the process.

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Open the Skype app on your device.

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Look for the big white "S" in a blue background in your App folder and open it.

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Click "Make a Skype Call" and enter the Skype name of the person you want to call. You can also search for people using the search function.

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If you have the Skype app open, your family and friends can skype you using your skype name. Your screen will flash, alerting you that a skype call is coming in. You simply need to accept it and begin video chatting!

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Facetime

Facetime is a video chat service available on Apple products including Iphones, Ipads and Mac computers. Using your cell phone number, people can Facetime with you. If you have their number, you can Facetime with them.

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Click on the Facetime app on your ipad, iphone or mac computer. It looks like a videocamera.

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Hit the button on the top of the screen that says "video."

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Click on the plus sign on the upper right corner.This will bring you to your "address book." Hopefully, you have the cel number of the person you would like to Facetime in your address book. If not, use the plus sign and add them.

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Simply click on their name and the Facetime call will start. You will need to hold the phone or tablet up near your face so they can see you and you can see them.

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If someone is Facetiming you, your phone, ipad or computer will ring and your screen will flash with the words, "Facetime Call." You need to accept the call inorder to begin video chatting.

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Have fun with it!

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