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To download FaceTime from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


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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.

Easy-to-Organize Contacts
• 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.

High-Definition Video
• 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.

Elegant Interface
• 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

What's New in Version 1.0.4

This update resolves connection issues in FaceTime, and is recommended for all users of FaceTime on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.


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Customer Reviews

still disfunctional

I'm not sure why Apple updated Facetime for Snow Leopard after all this time but there was an update posted so I gave it a try. Well, no luck. I gave up on this software long ago. My last attempt to make it work was with Apple tech support where I went through a bunch of steps (deleting .plist files, etc, etc) and then just went to Skype. The software never signs me in (just get the spinning gear endlessly) and eventually I give up on it. The update changed nothing so I guess there's no loss. The disfunctional software is still disfunctional.

Thanks to Apple for the update though - gave me a glimmer of hope (for a moment).

Update does not work at all

Really disappointed. Flummoxed how Apple can release an update that is so totally not ready for prime time. Facetime was working great for me, never had a problem, then I downloaded the update and cannot even sign in. Appears to be a problem that virtually everyone that' downloaded the update seems to have. PLEASE fix this, since I (like a lot of folks) relies on facetime to keep in touch with the family when I'm on the road.

Does not connect

After the latest update, like many other users, FaceTime would not let me log in. I know it is not my connection because it is working fine (that is how I am posting this review). The gear spins for a little bit and then says "Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again."

However, when it does work, FaceTime is a quick and convienent way to call and videochat with family members and friends.

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  • $0.99
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Apr 11, 2014
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 17.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Apple Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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