FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you're ready to go. Whether you're talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There's no better way to keep all your favorite faces just a click away.
Simple to Get Started
• Setup is quick and easy – just enter your Apple ID.
• With just one click, you can make a video call to an iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch, or another Mac.
• Make calls using your existing Address Book contacts – you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch.
• Add the people you call most often to your Favorites list.
• Quickly review your past calls with Recents.
• Receive HD video calls at up to 720p on supported, Intel-based Macs.*
• A Mac with a standard-definition camera delivers up to VGA-quality video for Mac-to-Mac calls.
• Window and playback controls fade away so the focus stays on your conversation.
• View transitions smoothly when an iPhone 4, iPad 2, or iPod touch user switches from front to rear cameras or from portrait to landscape views.
• FaceTime's widescreen aspect ratio makes it easy for families and groups to participate in a call.
• Enjoy your video call full screen, using every inch of your beautiful Mac display.
Ring Anywhere, Any Time
• Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
• If you have more than one Mac, incoming calls ring on every one so you can answer on the Mac that’s most convenient.
*Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external), a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder; and a 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Making HD video calls requires a built-in FaceTime HD camera and a 1-Mbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Receiving HD video calls requires a supported Intel-based Mac. (for a complete list, visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4534).
This update resolves connection issues in FaceTime, and is recommended for all users of FaceTime on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Ratings and Reviews
i dont understand this app. Facetime only works in wifi....so surely I would want to know which of my contacts can be "face timed" at any given time. This is the same with the iphone functionality. Would it not make sense to have an im list to see who are online instead of giving me my entire contact list?
I love the how well the video calling actually works....but i find that i rarely use it because i dont know who is in a wifi zone.....
Could use a bit more thought and planning.
Video call quality that leaves Skype in the 20th century
Absolutley kicks Skype into touch in terms of video call quality EVERY time and it's simple to use. I just wish it was cross-plaform and had multi-party video calling.
Not quite ready
It seems to basically work but with the following frustrating problems with the interface.
- Area codes seem to break it. I cannot call my iPhone as the country code is not in the address in my address book.
- The only way to call an arbitrary number/address is to add it to your address book then click on it as there is no direct entry support.
- Apple Distribution International
- 17.6 MB
- Social Networking
OS X 10.6.6 or later
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.