Apparently even cats and dogs use FaceTime. Go ahead and caption this!
The concept behind FaceTime may not be new: we’ve been video chatting forever and a day at this point. You’re all likely used a service such as Skype at some point to accomplish this goal. It worked well enough, I suppose. However, nothing has yet come close to the experience that FaceTime can give you – right on your phone – no matter where you may be.
It’s so easy to use FaceTime. Find the person you wish to talk to in your contact list, and push that “FaceTime” button. The call will immediately initiate itself. As soon as the other person accepts, you’re connected by way of video. You don’t have to worry about whether you have an Internet connection or a computer handy. There’s no need to sit down at a desk or even stand still. Video chat while you’re on the go, using the 3G connection on your phone.
I absolutely love this service. I’ve used it many times already, and been more than happy with the results. Hearing someone’s voice is one thing… being able to see their face and expressions adds a whole ‘nother layer to the conversation. It’s a well-known fact that body language plays a huge part in the way people’s words are interpreted. By being able to see the person on the other end of the phone line, you are more apt to have a productive dialogue.
I can see so many fun and practical uses for this application. The traveling businessman may use it to have a quick conference with the home office or even his family back home. Servicemen and women can see their families waiting for them on the home front. Grandparents who live far away can see the little ones as they grow up. Heck, you may even see someone using FaceTime to share special occasions in their lives when an important person couldn’t be there.
What are you using FaceTime for?