Friday, July 23, 2010

How to use Facetime video chat on the iPhone 4

One of the highlighted features of the iPhone 4 is it's Facetime video chat. The feature that Steve Jobs was most proud of. Facetime allows users to chat face to face via video chat. So to enable it you will need to have a friend who also has an iPhone 4 Wi-Fi enabled. This is free for all iPhone 4 users and is integrated entirely into the iPhone 4 firmware.

How to enable Facetime on the iPhone 4

1. Press the green "Phone" App icon or double tap the physical "Home" button to bring up video chat.
2. Call the person you want to video chat with.
3. Press the Facetime button found at the center of the bottom row. This will send a video chat request to the other user. Once the other user accepts your request the video to video chat will be established.

To start a video chat directly without establishing a call. You will need to find the person in your contacts list and then tap the Facetime button.

To Rotate between front and rear view cameras. Click the button on the bottom right which looks like a camera with rotating arrows.

To terminate Facetime chat select the end button in the center.

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