Make a video call in Communicator
You can use Communicator for Mac 2011 to make video calls to contacts in your network. You can also conduct video conference calls by inviting multiple contacts to join the conversation. During a video call, you can use Communicator to send files and text messages.
To use video calling, both you and your contact must have a webcam, a microphone, and either speakers or headphones. If your computer doesn't have a built-in webcam and microphone, you can purchase a Mac-compatible device to attach to your computer. To learn about how to set up these devices, see Mac Help.
In the Contact List window, click Video , and then click a contact.
If the contact whom you want is not listed, click Other, and then type the contact's e-mail address. Other is the last option in the contact list.
Note On the Video menu, Communicator lists only contacts who are currently online.
After your contact accepts the call, talk into the microphone.
Do any of the following:
Invite other contacts to join the video call
Click Invite , and then click a contact.
End the video and audio parts of the call, but leave the message window open
Put audio and video on hold or resume a call
Change the video to full-screen mode or back to regular size
Mute or unmute your microphone
Adjust the volume
Drag the volume slider .
Show or hide all participants or yourself during a conversation
Click Display Pictures .
Change to an audio-only call
Click Call .
Leave the conversation completely
Close the conversation window.