Facetime Shortcuts

Posted by Diya on December 24, 2010 in Apple,iPhone

Facetime has been released for the Mac as well and you can now video chat with friends to and from your desktop or laptop as well as your iPhone4 or iPod Touch. What you need to do to call a iPhone4 or iPod Touch from a Mac is that you need to use Safari browser for the purpose. In Safari’s address bar, type in one of the following URLs:

  • facetime:// appleid
  • facetime://email@address
  • facetime://phone#

Here appleid, email@address, and phone# are the Apple ID, e-mail address, or phone number respectively of the person you wish to make the facetime call. Remember, facetime on 3gs does not work.

You can also select that URL in the address bar and drag it to the desktop. This willwill create a desktop shortcut, which you can use to double click and open Facetime with your friend’s information already entered. Just hit the big green button to call them.

The same trick can be used to add one of these Facetime links to your Address Book. Just open up Address Book, go to Card -> Add Field in the menu bar, and hit URL. Paste the FaceTime link into the URL section, and save the contact. Now, to FaceTime with that person, you can just navigate to their Address Book card and hit the link under the URL entry.

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