FaceTime for Mac – How to set up and Use Facetime On Mac

Are you having difficulties making use of FaceTime for Mac devices? Then you don’t need to panic anymore because in this article I will review how to use it, record calls, group calls, add email addresses, and many others.

FaceTime for Mac

FaceTime for Mac

FaceTime is a proprietary video telephone product developed by Apple Inc.  It is been available on supported iOS mobile devices and Macintosh computers that run Mac OSX 10.9.2 and later. FaceTime supports any iOS device with a forward-facing camera and any Macintosh computer equipped with a FaceTime camera.

You can use FaceTime to call someone if they have a Mac or an iOS device that supports FaceTime. On the other hand, you are calling also needs to be signed in to FaceTime. If they are on Mac they need to have FaceTime open.

How to Set Up FaceTime on a Mac

Here’s how to set it up:

Here are the steps.

How to use FaceTime on Mac

Leave your phone in your pocket or desk and make your next call with FaceTime call instead.

NOTE: you can search for the contact’s name, phone number, or email address by using the search bar.

How to Add an Email Address on FaceTime

If you have a lot of email addresses, you can set FaceTime up to allow people to contact you using any of them. Below are the steps are given;

The above are steps on how to add an email address.

How to Make Group Video Call Using Mac

Making FaceTime group video call on the Mac is a little different from that of the mobile device. Below are the steps

  • Open the FaceTime app.
  • In the panel that appears to the left of the video feed.
  • You will see a search bar that says “enter a name, email, or number”. Do as it says.
  • Two buttons will appear on the screen after the first name.
  • Pick everyone you want to call.
  • Click on the video call button on the screen.
  • It will start the call instantly.

NOTE: You can add up to 31 people on the group video call.

How to Record FaceTime calls and save them to your Mac

Here’s how to record those FaceTime calls and save them to your Mac.

NOTE: with the option button, you will be able to select exactly where the recording is saved to.  There are also a few default options but if you click other locations…Then you can select the destination of where the files save.

How to Start Recording After you have set up your FaceTime on Record

Below are the steps of how to start recording after you have set up your FaceTime on record.

NOTE: one the call comes to an end; tap the stop recording button on the menu bar. It will automatically save the record to your file to the pre-determined destination. You can go there and play it back, video or audio, and it for reference as well.

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