December 3, 2021

Novoda Software

Software Guides and Reviews

How to Set Up FaceTime on a Mac

Apple’s FaceTime app lets you make video or audio calls from your Mac to any of your friends and family for free, as long as they have an ‌iPhone‌, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.

Using your Mac’s built-in ‌FaceTime‌ or iSight camera and built-in microphone, you can talk face to face. If you want, you can optionally use a connected camera and microphone instead.

Alternatively, if you’re put off by a video call, you can just use ‌FaceTime‌ Audio to make an audio call, which should be a lot clearer than a typical phone call.

Setting up ‌FaceTime‌ on ‌your Mac is easy – just make sure you have a working internet connection, then follow the steps below. Note that you’ll need an Apple ID to use ‌FaceTime‌ – if you don’t have one, go to Apple’s webpage and click Create Your ‌Apple ID‌.

  1. Launch the ‌FaceTime‌ app on your Mac. If it’s not in your Dock, you can find it in the Applications folder.
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Note that you can block people from contacting you over ‌FaceTime‌ (or phone calls, messages, and email) by clicking the Blocked preferences tab and then using the plus (+) button to add numbers from your contacts list.