How to Facetime on an Android Phone

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you an Android user who wants to learn how to Facetime? You’re in luck!

While Facetime is an Apple exclusive feature, there are several alternatives available for Android users that offer similar functionality. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making video calls on your Android device using different apps and services. So, let’s get started!

Using Google Duo

If you’re looking for a reliable and easy-to-use video calling app, Google Duo is the perfect choice. It comes pre-installed on most Android devices, so you don’t need to download anything extra.

Step 1: Launch the Google Duo app

To start using Google Duo, locate the app icon on your home screen or app drawer and tap on it. If you can’t find it, use the search function to locate and open the app.

Step 2: Sign in or create an account

If this is your first time using Google Duo, you will be prompted to sign in or create a new account. Use your existing Google account credentials or create a new account if you don’t have one.

Step 3: Grant necessary permissions

Once you’re signed in, Google Duo may request access to certain permissions like camera and microphone. Grant these permissions to ensure that the app functions correctly during video calls.

Step 4: Add contacts

To initiate a video call with someone on Google Duo, you’ll need to add them as a contact first. Tap on the “Add” button (usually represented by a person icon with a plus sign) and enter their phone number or search for them in your contacts list.

Step 5: Start a video call

Once you’ve added contacts, you can start a video call by tapping on their name and then selecting the video call option. Wait for the other person to accept your call, and you’ll be connected!

Using Skype

Skype is another popular video calling app that works on both Android and iOS devices. It offers a wide range of features, including video calls, voice calls, and instant messaging.

Step 1: Download and install Skype

If you don’t already have Skype installed on your Android device, head over to the Google Play Store and search for “Skype.” Download and install the app onto your device.

Launch the Skype app and sign in using your Microsoft account or create a new account if you don’t have one. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the sign-in process.

Similar to Google Duo, Skype may require access to certain permissions like camera and microphone. Allow these permissions to ensure that Skype can function properly during video calls.

To make a video call using Skype, you’ll need to add contacts. Tap on the “Add Contact” button (usually represented by a person icon with a plus sign) and enter their username or search for them in the Skype directory.

Step 5: Initiate a video call

Select the contact you want to make a video call with from your contact list. On their profile page, tap on the video call icon (usually represented by a camera) to start a video call. Wait for them to accept your call, and you’re all set!

Using WhatsApp

If you already use WhatsApp for messaging, did you know that it also supports video calling? Here’s how you can make video calls on WhatsApp.

Step 1: Open a chat

Launch the WhatsApp app and open a chat with the person you want to video call. You can either select an existing chat from your recent conversations or start a new chat by tapping on the “New Chat” icon.

Step 2: Initiate a video call

In the chat screen, look for the video call icon (usually represented by a camera) at the top right corner of the screen. Tap on it to initiate a video call with the selected contact.

Step 3: Wait for acceptance

The other person will receive a notification about your video call. They can choose to accept or reject it. Once they accept, you’ll be connected in a video call!

That’s it! You now know how to make video calls on your Android device using Google Duo, Skype, and WhatsApp. Feel free to explore these apps further and enjoy staying connected with your friends and family through video calls!

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