Category: video chat

How to Screen Share with Google Meet on Mac (or Windows)

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If you use Google Meet for group video chat and video calling, you might be interested in knowing that you can also screen share through Google Meet.

Like most other Google Meet features, screen sharing is easy to use and quite convenient, and while we’re focusing on using this from a Mac, it works basically the same on Windows too.

Whether it’s for personal, business, work, school, a presentation, or just for fun, read on to learn how to use Screen Sharing with Google Meet on your next video call.

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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 Turn Off Camera & Microphone on Zoom for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows, etc

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Did you recently start using Zoom for making video calls or participating in online meetings? In that case, you might not be familiar with the interface, and even some of the basic tips like toggling off and on the video camera and microphone when on Zoom.

When you’re in an active video call, you may often find yourself wanting to mute your microphone when someone’s trying to talk to you in the background, or perhaps you’re just clearing your throat. Or sometimes, you may want to turn off your camera if you’re busy with something else and not…

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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 Share Screen with Zoom on Mac

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You likely already know that you can host Zoom meetings and join them from your Mac, but did you know you can also screen share? Whether video conferencing for work, personal, family, or any other reason, you may be interested in checking out Zoom’s screen sharing functionality.

As the name would imply, this feature lets you share whatever is on your Mac screen with other participants in the Zoom meeting.

How to Share Screen with Zoom on Mac

Before you go ahead with the following procedure, make sure your Mac is running macOS Mojave or later. Assuming you…

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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 FaceTime Effects on iPhone & iPad Video Chats

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Do you use FaceTime to video call your friends, family, colleagues, and relatives from your iPhone or iPad? If so, you can make your video chats more engaging and fun with the various FaceTime effects that Apple has to offer.

There are plenty of video calling services available today like Skype, Zoom, Facebook, etc. but Apple stands out from the rest of the competition by offering a seamless experience for iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS users, and with neat features like FaceTime effects. On supported iPhone and iPad devices, you can use Animojis and Memojis to mask…

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How to Stop Moving & Resizing Faces in Group FaceTime on iPhone & iPad

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If you use Group FaceTime, you’re probably aware of how the face tiles move around and resize based on who’s actively speaking. This may be considered as a good feature by some, but for the others, they may rather that Group FaceTime does not move around and resize depending on who is active. Regardless of how you feel about this feature, there’s an option to disable it (or enable it) during your iPhone or iPad video calls.

For those who are less familiar with this feature, whenever you’re in a group video call over FaceTime, the face tiles of the…

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