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Top 7 tips for using face time on mac


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Apple released a not-so-surprising application called FaceTime for Mac. The beta version of this application, which is completely free to download, does just what the name implies.

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Top 7 tips for using face time on mac

  1. 1. All rights reserved—— todays Back to the Mac event, Apple released a not-so-surprisingapplication called FaceTime for Mac. The beta version of this application,which is completely free to download, does just what the name implies. Itallows you to FaceTime with someone on an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or anotherMac. Though the application hasn’t been out very long, we have compiledtogether our favorite tips and tricks for using FaceTime on the Mac.Tips for FaceTime on Mac 1: Add more than oneemail accountFaceTime on the Mac works just as it does on the iPod touch. You use yourApple ID email address an account with an email address. But, maybe youuse another email address other than your Apple ID email address tocorrespond with friends and family. You can add additional email accounts tothe app.
  2. 2. All rights reserved—— enter a new address, simply navigate to FaceTime > Preferences andunder the section labeled "You can be reached for video calls at," specify anew email address by clicking on the Add Another Email button.Tips for FaceTime on Mac 2: It works even whenthe app isn’t openedSomewhat surprising is that FaceTime for the Mac works even if theapplication isn’t opened and running. When someone sends you a FaceTimecall, the app will open and display a caller preview window similar to what isdisplayed on an iPhone or iPod touch. Its always on.
  3. 3. All rights reserved—— you wish to turn off this feature, visit FaceTime > Preferences and toggle theswitch labeled FaceTime from ON to OFF. This will turn off FaceTime on yourMac.Tips for FaceTime on Mac 3: Change the Caller IDIf you have multiple email addresses linked to your account, you may want tochange which address shows up when you call someone from your Mac. Tochange the caller ID, navigate to FaceTime > Preferences and click on theemail address that shows up under the section labeled Caller ID.
  4. 4. All rights reserved—— the list of email address that are linked from your account, you will beable to select which one you want to show up when you call someone.Tips for FaceTime on Mac 4: SwitchmicrophonesWhen you’re in a call, you may want to switch the microphone that FaceTimeis using for the call. You can do this by selecting the appropriate microphonefrom the video menu.
  5. 5. All rights reserved—— for FaceTime on Mac 5: Mute a callIf you need to mute a current call, you can either click the microphone mutebutton that appears when you mouse over the FaceTime window, or you canclick mute in the Video menu. This will mute the audio of the call thereforemaking you a mime.Tips for FaceTime on Mac 6: Portrait orLandscapeThe great thing about FaceTime on the iPhone is that you can use the videofeature in either portrait or landscape view. With FaceTime on the Mac, youcan still switch between these two views. When someone on the other endswitches between the views, the Mac version of FaceTime will automaticallyflip from portrait to landscape and vice versa.
  6. 6. All rights reserved—— the Mac version of FaceTime, you can also switch your views from portraitto landscape by clicking either Use Portrait or Use Landscape from the Videomenu. You can also click the small arrow that appears when you mouse overyour video viewer. You can also use Command + R to rotate from portrait orlandscape.Tips for FaceTime on Mac 7: Enter Full ScreenFaceTime for Mac is also fully capable of doing full screen video. While in avideo chat, click Enter Full Screen from the Video menu, press Command +Shift + F, or press the small full screen button that appears when you mouseover the video chat window.Related Resource:How To Turn Off FaceTime on Mac?