How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac

How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac

Apple's free video chat service, FaceTime, works on any Mac with OS X 10.7 Snow Leopard or later and web camera, including the ones built into MacBooks and iMacs. As long as you have an internet connection, including tethering, you can use your Mac to call anyone with a FaceTime compatible iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as well. That makes FaceTime a great option for family and business calls alike!

How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac

  1. Launch the FaceTime app from the dock or Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Find the name of the person you'd like to FaceTime, listed in the right hand navigation pane, and click on it.
  3. Click on the number or email you'd like to call, if you have multiple choices.
  4. Wait for the FaceTime session to connect.
  5. Start FaceTime'ing with the person on the other side!

How to get more help with FaceTime

If you need more help with using FaceTime on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac, check out the articles below, or head on over to the iMore forums.

  • How to make a FaceTime call from your iPad or iPod touch
  • How to turn off video while on a FaceTime call
  • How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac
  • How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV
  • Allyson Kazmucha

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    tomas scott says:

    Is anybody know good Facetime recorder? I saw many users prefer IMCapture for Face TIme ( )

    Jane Gergel says:

    very useful info, thanx! but there is another nice tool i always use, it records FaceTime calls really great!)