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3 way on facetime?

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laurieberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 7, 2012 4:23 PM

Can you do a 3 way call on facetime?

  • wuzradioman Level 4 Level 4 (2,125 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to laurieberg)

    Laurie,

     

    No, FaceTime does not support  conference calls. I think one of the reasons may be that the average home computer network doesn't have the bandwidth to support this feature.  Lots of data is passed back and forth, even during a one- on- one video call. 

  • MDSOFKY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to wuzradioman)

    I'm on hold FOREVER with may Apple Care support guy, as he is trying to figure out how to do a 3 way video call on Mountain Lion.  This was possible with iChat, but now that it is no longer in Mountain Lion...   I hate stepping backwards with new software releases!!

  • myfz6 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 23, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to MDSOFKY)

    i didn't think iChat could do a 3 WAY VIDEO Call?  I was never aware that it did.  iMessage is really the same thing it is just a Different Look and updated !!  Did you ever talk to apple and find out if it was indeed possible to do 3 way?  I doubt we can.  But it would be nice

  • MDSOFKY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 23, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to myfz6)

    Here's a YouTube video of someone doing a 3-way iChat....

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHsUwPxD81s

     

    It was a big selling feature when it first came out.  Not sure why they got rid of it.

  • ScottMDay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:46 PM (in response to myfz6)

    iChat absolutely supported threeway video chats for a good long time. Now, that being said the quality was never that great - but here are specific system requirements for 10.5.x and iChat with "up to four" video chatters.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2020

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