FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you're ready to go. Whether you're talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There's no better way to keep all your favorite faces just a click away.
Simple to Get Started
• Setup is quick and easy – just enter your Apple ID.
• With just one click, you can make a video call to an iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch, or another Mac.
• Make calls using your existing Address Book contacts – you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch.
• Add the people you call most often to your Favorites list.
• Quickly review your past calls with Recents.
• Receive HD video calls at up to 720p on supported, Intel-based Macs.*
• A Mac with a standard-definition camera delivers up to VGA-quality video for Mac-to-Mac calls.
• Window and playback controls fade away so the focus stays on your conversation.
• View transitions smoothly when an iPhone 4, iPad 2, or iPod touch user switches from front to rear cameras or from portrait to landscape views.
• FaceTime's widescreen aspect ratio makes it easy for families and groups to participate in a call.
• Enjoy your video call full screen, using every inch of your beautiful Mac display.
Ring Anywhere, Any Time
• Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
• If you have more than one Mac, incoming calls ring on every one so you can answer on the Mac that’s most convenient.
*Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external), a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder; and a 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Making HD video calls requires a built-in FaceTime HD camera and a 1-Mbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Receiving HD video calls requires a supported Intel-based Mac. (for a complete list, visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4534).
This update resolves connection issues in FaceTime, and is recommended for all users of FaceTime on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Most Helpful Reviews
This is for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard ONLY. - I use FaceTime all the time and it’s great. I am writing this review only to point out to potential buyers that this purchase and download are necessary ONLY if you are running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. If you have 10.7/Lion or anything later, FaceTime is installed by default when you install the operating system. Apple needs to make this more clear in the descripton for this app.
FaceTime 1.0.5 not working either - Since I updated to 1.0.4, I have not been able to use facetime. Previous versions worked well. Now the update that was to resolve those issues is also not working. I get the message "You have been disconnected from Facetime services. An internal error that disconnected you from all FaceTime services..." UPDATE: I deleted facetime from the Application folder on my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.8), emptied the trask, rebooted my computer. I then redownloaded 1.0.5 from the app store and all is working well. Sounds like a lot of work, but give it a try! Thanks "skateki" for the suggestion!!
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Version 1.0.5 works as it should - Version 1.0.5 works as it should, in fact it seems to work even better then facetime ever did for me, which after the fiasco surrounding the version 1.0.4 update from last week is a big relief for folks like me who rely on facetime for video chat while on the road. As much of a drag as it was to not have facetime and have to rely on skype for a week, a one week turnaround to provide a fix is a decent turnaround time. FYI in case it helps anyone, I deleted/uninstalled version 1.0.4 before installing version 1.0.5. In fact, I had no choice but to uninstall 1.0.4 if I was to install 1.0.5. For some reason, the App store seemed to think I already had installed version 1.0.5, so the "update" button was not available, instead it showed "installed." Once I did that, the installation was a breeze and the app works as well, if not better, then it ever did.
Works just fine - Works just fine for what I need it to do. Suggestions: iMessage through the facetime app. Being able to send video messages saying like "call me back." Just look at Skype and take it from them! They got it down. Just all my friends are iPhone people who are all Apple. Good job with that one! Also, it kind of annoys me that it comes free with 10.9 (Mavericks) but you have to pay .99 for it through 10.7. Also, I know what we are all thinking "GROUP FACETIME PLEASE!!!!!!
version 1.0.5 - I finally was able to get on using my password, but it still won't connect to the caller I am trying to talk with. What a waste of money.
miss leading information - The compatibility information is absolutely a lie, it says that it works with 10.6.6 or later, and I am running 10.6.8 and it doesn't work. I know is only one dollar, but it is still miss leading infomation. were is their credibility? need to be carefull and maybe not trust there information....... Glad it is just a dollar!!!!!!!!
Facetime not working in my app - Facetime is not working in my Mac. The software says it should work for OS X updates above 10.6.0 but it isn't working in OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Even lost a dollar becuase of this. Now it's throwing an error saying "There was a problem with FaceTime. You need to quit and open FaceTime again.". And this keeps repeating.