Category: video calling

How to Change Virtual Background in Google Meet

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Have you been using Google Meet for making video calls with your colleagues or friends? Want to customize your Google Meet experience a bit by changing your virtual background when you’re in a video chat?

Not everyone has the most ideal setting for video calls, whether it’s a busy home office or a less than tidiest room. If your room or workplace could be a distraction or unflattering, you can hide it with the help of custom backgrounds. You can change your background to literally any image you want if you’re having privacy concerns and don’t want other…

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How to Disable FaceTime on iPhone / iPad

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Do you want to disable FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad completely? Apple gives users the option to turn off the FaceTime functionality on their devices, so whatever the reason you want to turn off FaceTime, you can do that.

Let’s take a look at how you can turn off FaceTime on your iOS or iPadOS device.

How to Disable FaceTime on iPhone / iPad

As long as your iPhone or iPad is running a fairly recent version of iOS, you should be ready to go forward with the following steps. So, without further ado, let’s get started:

  1. Head over to “Settings” from the…

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How to Use Google Meet on Mac for Group Video Calls

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Google Meet offers a free and convenient way to make group video calls, and you can make and join those calls directly from your Mac using a web browser.

We’ll be covering using Google Meet on the Mac here, but it works basically the same to use Google Meet in Windows too.

Video calling services have grown exponentially in popularity, and Google Meet can be considered as a worthy alternative to popular services like Zoom Meetings, FaceTime, Skype, Facebook, amongst the myriad others. Google Meet is more of a business-oriented solution for setting up…

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How to Create Messenger Rooms on iPhone & iPad

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You may already know that Facebook Messenger can be used for making video calls and group video calls from your iOS or iPadOS device. Messenger Rooms, on the other hand, are a different implementation of the same service developed by Facebook to compete against the likes of Zoom.

Basically Messenger Rooms are an alternative video conferencing service to those offered by Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Google Meets, and the myriad others. And with over 2.6 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, so it’s easy to see why some…

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How to Set a Custom Background on Skype Video Calls

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Do you want to mask your background while you’re video calling your friends, colleagues, and family on Skype? If you use Skype for making video calls, you can hide the background in a matter of seconds and set a custom background if you’d like to. And thankfully, it doesn’t involve the usage of a green screen. This is similar to virtual backgrounds on Zoom, but of course it’s on Skype.

As the name implies, Skype custom backgrounds allows users to display any image as their background during an ongoing video chat. This is extremely helpful in cases where…

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How to Start & Join Video Meetings from Gmail

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Do you use Gmail as the primary platform for sending and receiving emails? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now start video calls right from your Gmail inbox within a matter of seconds.

Recently, Google managed to integrate their Meet video conferencing service into Gmail, allowing users to check emails and join video calls, all in one place. If you aren’t aware, Google Meet allows you to video call up to 100 people with no time limits. As a result, this can be used for handling personal, business, and other work-related meetings right from the…

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How to Join & Host Zoom Meetings on Mac

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Want to host a Zoom meeting yourself, right from your Mac? How about joining a Zoom meeting? If you’ve been using video calling services to work from home, collaborate with colleagues, or stay in touch with your loved ones during this quarantine period, you’ve probably heard of Zoom already, and you might be interested in trying out hosting meetings yourself, or perhaps you’re just curious how to join an existing Zoom meeting in the first place.

If you’re already familiar with the process of joining and hosting Zoom meetings on iPhone and iPad, you’ll…

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How to Use Snap Camera Filters on Zoom, Skype, & Hangouts Video Chat

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Looking for a way to have a bit more fun and goof around on video chat? Snapchat Camera allows you to use Snapchat filters applied directly to other video chat apps used on a Mac or Windows PC, including Skype, Zoom, Hangouts, and more.

So, do you want to use the Snapchat filters you know and love while video calling your colleagues, friends, and family members?

Snap Camera is a software developed by none other than Snapchat themselves to allow people use the filters and lenses they’re accustomed to, while video calling from a computer. It’s free to…

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How to Video Chat from Facebook

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Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, offers a convenient way to make video calls and group video calls for free. With multi-platform support, you can make or join these calls directly from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, or your Windows computer using a web browser. This is similar to the equally handy capability of making video calls in Facebook Messenger, and it offers yet another solution to connect with people remotely.

Video calling services have always been handy and useful, but they’re perhaps more relevant than ever right now as many…

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How to Make Group Video Calls with WhatsApp on iPhone

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WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant messaging app offers a convenient way to make group video calls for free, and you can make or join these calls directly from your iPhone. This offers a great way to be social with group video conferencing on WhatsApp, rather than just using one-on-one video chat in WhatsApp to talk to a single person.

With the many people staying home to be safe during this COVID-19 global pandemic, meeting people in person is not something that’s possible for many. Thanks to internet services like video and voice calling, seeing…

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