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written by Donny Yankellow-edited by Rebecca Scudder-updated Video chatting is a great way to connect with people on your Mac.

What if the person your want to video chat with does not have a Mac Then you want to use a different program, like Skype. slide of You Don’t Have To Use iChat To Video Chat On Your Mac Video chatting through iChat is a great way to connect with family and friends.Recently, a friend of mine wanted to video chat with his daughter who runs a Windows machine. iChat is Mac only, so he needed another option. He if he could have convinced his daughter to buy a Mac…,

but that wasn’t going to happen. I suggested that they use Skype. Skype is a great choice. Skype is free and available at skype. To get started, you download and install Skype on your machine. Installing is as simple as dragging the program to the Applications folder once the download is open. The second party in the chat will also need to install Skype on hisher computer. When run Skype for the first time you will set up a user name and password. Video chatting in Skype is very similar to to iChat.

You have a contactbuddy list which you add buddies to and see when they are available. If the person you want to talk with is new to Skype you will need to make sure you add him or her to your list. When someone you want to chat with is available double-click their name. A window will appear for instant messaging. Like iChat, there will be a bunch of icons. In Skype these icons are at the top of the window. If the person you are chatting with has video chat capabilities the video icon will be darker.