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
Finally works. But you need to correctly remove all old files first.
After installing this update, I got a service interruption notice saying "You have been disconneted from Apple Services, etc..." when trying to load facetime, restarting the macbook didn't help. So I used a great little app called "AppDelete" and it found all the old file from facetime, deleted them, and then I installed this new version again, it worked after that. It would be nice if Apple cared to mention this.
I recently purchased this app to use on an older MacBook with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and started using this app on it. It is wonderful. It works just like FaceTime does on new Macs with the built-in version of the app. Easy and simple, yet so powerful. Use it to talk with friends all the time, and it makes staying in touch with people when traveling/out of town really easy!
Works after a restart
I did the update on iMac & MacBook FaceTime was not functional although I could sign-in on the iMac, but had another error on the MacBook. I realized I had not restarted the computers after the upgrade - I was not prompted to do so, but after a restart on both computers, everything is working perfectly!
- Apple Inc.
- 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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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.