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Resources for Video Chatting

The following resources can be used to help you video chat with friends and loved ones. Each resource contains downloading and set up instructions to help you use the resources on your devices.

*Please Note: In order to protect your devices from cyber attacks, we recommend that you enable privacy and security settings when using any of these resources.*


Facetime LogoFaceTime – FaceTime is Apple’s proprietary video calling app. If you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, it operates seamlessly, letting you start a video chat with any of your contacts (so long as they are also Apple device users) the same way you would a phone call or text message.

*FaceTime will ONLY work with other people who have Apple Devices. It will NOT work if you or anyone you are trying to contact has an Android or other type of device.*

The following tutorial videos will help you set up and use FaceTime if you haven’t used it previously:

How to Set Up FaceTime

How to Use FaceTime


Zoom Video Conferencing IconZoom – Zoom offers video and audio conferencing, chat and webinar features across mobile devices, desktops, and phones. It offers a free basic account that allows you to host up to 100 participants and unlimited one-to-one meetings.

The following tutorial videos will help you set up and use Zoom if you haven’t used it previously:

How to Sign Up for Zoom

How to Schedule a Zoom Call

*Please be aware that there have been cases of Zoom meetings being hijacked by individuals not invited to the meetings. The FBI has issued this warning. For more tips and instructions on making your Zoom meetings secure, please follow the information in this article.*


Skype LogoSkype – Skype is Microsoft’s video and audio calling services that is available to be downloaded to Apple, Android, and Windows devices. All users will need to download and create Skype accounts in order for you to chat with them.

The following tutorials will help you set up and use Skype if you haven’t used it previously:

How to Download and Install Skype (Video Instructions)

How to Create a Skype Account (Instructions, but not a video)

How to Use Skype (Video Instructions)

Skype Video Chat Instructions (Instructions, but not a video)


WhatsApp LogoWhatsApp – WhatsApp is a messaging app owned by Facebook. It’s easy to use and can be used on Android or Apple devices. *You do NOT need a Facebook account to use WhatsApp.*

The following tutorial videos will help you set up and use WhatsApp if you haven’t used it previously:

How to Download and Install WhatsApp

How to Create a WhatsApp Account

How to Use WhatsApp


Facebook Messenger LogoFacebook Messenger – Facebook Messenger is a messaging app owned by Facebook that allows you to send messages and make audio or video calls.

*Facebook Messenger will ONLY work if you and the people you are contacting have Facebook accounts.*

The following tutorial videos will help you set up and use Facebook Messenger if you haven’t used it previously:

How to Use Facebook Messenger


*Please Note: In order to protect your devices from cyber attacks, we recommend that you enable privacy and security settings when using any of these resources.*

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