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    number2448's Avatar
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    Cool Group Facetime?

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to iPhone, so I was just wondering -- is there group facetime? (like you can facetime with multiple people at the same time)


    If not, are there apps that allow you to do this? thanks!!!
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    Hey number2448, Im not sure that this is a stock feature of the iPhone 5. In fact, Im almost 100% sure it isnt. However, the app called "Fring" will allow you to video chat with several people. In my experience, its a little laggy and somewhat buggy but it does what its supposed to for the most part. Hope this helps! One more thing... WELCOME TO THE iPHONE/iMORE COMMUNITY!
    "Not at the table, Carlos."
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    number2448's Avatar
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    Thank you Lcargile!! I'll check out the app and see what its like. Thanks for the Welcome!! I think i'm really liking iphone!
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    No problem. Glad to hear you're enjoying your new toy.
    "Not at the table, Carlos."
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    Don't forget that old standbye, Skype.
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    Default Group Facetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Don't forget that old standbye, Skype.
    Though you gotta pay like 5 dollars a month to get the group video chat feature
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    Well, the best group video chatting is Hangouts (on Google+). It's available through the Google+ app in the App Store, and is absolutely free. I use it on an almost daily basis for general chat with friends and business as well. It also supports cross-platform video chat through almost any device, including over the web on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and via apps on Android and iPhone, so it's easy to hang out with anyone.
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    There's group video on Skype but it isn't free. Hangouts on Google+ does it for free.
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    TinyChat allows for group chat via web browser or iOS app. I use this often with colleagues as we are spread out across the nation.
    "If you settle for less, you'll settle for anything."
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    wow just imagine the loadspeaker "mess" ha!

    could be entertaining!
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    Default Re: Group Facetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by number2448 View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to iPhone, so I was just wondering -- is there group facetime? (like you can facetime with multiple people at the same time)

    My granddaughter has it all figured out. She had her iPhone facetiming one friend... my iPad chatting with another and grandma's iMac facetiming a third friend... not sure if/why it was "necessary", but she’s such a social butterfly.

    If not, are there apps that allow you to do this? thanks!!!
    Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
    iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina

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