If you are one of the many people who owns an iPhone, you may be familiar with most of the apps that you have on your phone. You know how to call and you know how to text. You know that you can browse the internet but you never knew that you could video chat with other people who had iPhones, did you? I do it with my brother who earns a police officer salary, and we have a great time! The truth of the matter is that you can. There is an app already on your phone known as Facetime. There are also other apps that you can download if you want to video chat with people who might not own iPhones. Knowing about these apps can help you to see people you might not see every day and feel closer.
The first thing you should know about is Facetime. Facetime is already on your iPhone when you get it. Obviously you will set up an Apple ID when you first get your cell phone and you will be able to use this Apple ID to video chat. If you want to Facetime with someone, you can call them on the phone. When you get them on the phone, you can simply hit the Facetime button on your screen and they will then need to approve your request.
If they approve your request to Facetime, you will be connected and you will be able to see each other and chat. When you are done, you will just hit the end button. So, how do you see each other? You just need to hold your iPhone up and use the camera on the front to be able to see each other. It’s that simple!
If you want to talk to someone who does not have an iPhone, you can opt to download the Skype App for your iPhone. You can download the app from the Apple App store and you should also know that it is completely free. If you do not have a Skype ID yet, you can use your web browser to make one. If you have one, log in with your ID and password. You can add your friends and video chat with them the same way you would if you were using Facetime. You will also be able to send instant messages to your contacts. All you will need is a Wi-Fi or a 3G connection to be able to use Skype.
Video chatting can be a lot of fun and the iPhone has made video chatting on the go so much easier. In the past, you would have to use Skype on your computer and you would need a webcam. Now all you need to do is download an app and you will be able to see those people you love who may be far away from you. Neither Facetime or Skype will cost you a thing to use and you will find that you may really like these Apps. Give them a try today and get video chatting!
Tara loves writing about technology.