FaceTime for Mac. Are you having difficulties making use of FaceTime on your Mac device? Then you don’t need to panic anymore because in this article I will be a review on how to use it, recording calls, group calls, adding email addresses, and many others.

FaceTime for Mac

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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:

  • Open the FaceTime on your Mac.
  • Enter your Apple Id email address and password and hit sign in. if you have two-steps or two-factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID enter your verification code.
  • Uncheck the boxes next to the email address if you don’t want to receive calls.

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.

  • Open the FaceTime on your Mac.
  • Choose video or audio based on the type of call you want to make.
  • Click on the contact’s name, number, or email.
  • Click on the Phone icon or the camera icon to initiate a call.

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 in 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;

  • Open the FaceTime on your Mac.
  • Then tap on FaceTime in the menu bar and select Preferences.
  • Click Add email.
  • Enter the new Email address.

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: That you can add up to 31 people on the group video call.

How to Record FaceTime Call and save them to your Mac

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

  • Open the QuickTime on your Mac.
  • Click on the file in the menu bar.
  • Pick New Screen Recording.
  • In the pop-out box at the bottom, next to the Record button.
  • Click on the options button.
  • Choose the device that you are using under the microphone.

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.

  • Tap on the FaceTime on your Mac.
  • Click the record button in QuickTime.
  • Tap on the screen if you want to record your entire screen.
  • Click on the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.
  • Start your FaceTime Call.

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.

Why can’t i use FaceTime on Mac?

There could be several reasons why you may not be able to use FaceTime on your Mac. Here are a few possible causes and solutions:

  1. Incompatible Mac: FaceTime requires a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later and a built-in FaceTime camera or an external camera that’s compatible with your Mac. If your Mac is an older model or doesn’t have a camera, you won’t be able to use FaceTime.
  2. FaceTime not enabled: If you haven’t enabled FaceTime on your Mac, you won’t be able to use the app. To enable FaceTime, go to the “FaceTime” menu, select “Preferences,” and make sure the app is turned on.
  3. FaceTime login issues: If you’re having trouble logging in to FaceTime, make sure your Apple ID and password are correct. You may also want to check your internet connection or try signing out of FaceTime and signing back in.
  4. Firewall or security settings: If your Mac has a firewall or security software installed, it may be blocking FaceTime from connecting to the internet. You may need to adjust your firewall or security settings to allow FaceTime to access the internet.
  5. Server issues: Sometimes, FaceTime may experience server issues that prevent the app from working properly. If this is the case, you may need to wait until the issue is resolved by Apple.

If you’re still unable to use FaceTime on your Mac after trying these solutions, you may want to contact Apple Support for further assistance.


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