Video calling

Video call up to six friends, family members or colleagues at the same time - with video quality that's like being face-to-face in the same room. See people you wouldn't normally see in person, while saving valuable time and travel costs.

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1. Optimize your video calling experience: * Bandwidth requirements: minimum 128kbps downstream or upstream. For High Resolution, 384 kbps downstream or upstream bandwidth is recommended. * Equipment: your camera and microphone need to work for you to get most out of chats. In chats, go to File, Settings, and the configure or test your equipment under Camera or Audio Devices. * Lighting: Because cameras are less sensitive to light than the human eye, it is important to have good lighting when using chats. The most typical cause of poor video quality is lack of light in your room. Try turning on more lights, or move to an area where there is more light. 2. Video call from chats: * In the Contacts tab, you will see a list of your friends. They must be online to video call them. * You have three options to start a video call: o Double click on your friend's picture. o Click once on the video call icon to the right of the friend's picture, or o After you highlight your friend's picture, click on the Video Call icon at the very bottom of chats. * Once in a Video Call o If your friends have chats: + You can always add more chats friends on video by clicking on the "Invite" tab in the upper right corner of the video call window o If you want to video call with friends who do not yet have chats: + Click on the Web Video Call tab, and email or text your Web Video Call Link to your non-chats friends. + After they click on the link, they will join your running Video Call from their Web browser. 3. Add Phone friends who may not be near their computer: * When in a video call, click on the "Invite" tab, then click on the smaller "Phone" tab, and dial your friends phone number (this feature requires one of the chats phone plans).