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Facebook debuts standalone Messenger app on Mac and PC

Today, Facebook is bringing its Messenger app to desktop. You can now access Messenger -- including unlimited and free group video calls -- on MacOS and Windows. The desktop app will sync across

Zoom vows to win back user trust with extensive security review

Zoom has promised to deal with privacy issues exposed by consumers and security experts since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. In a blog post, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said the company will
iPhone, iPad, and Mac users report video calling issues during pandemic

iPhone, iPad, and Mac users report video calling issues during pandemic

Recent updates to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS have created issues with FaceTime and other videoconferencing apps, largely impacting users of older devices.
23 Tips for Making Zoom, Skype, and Other Video Conference Calls Suck Less

23 Tips for Making Zoom, Skype, and Other Video Conference Calls Suck Less

We’re all using video-conferencing apps way more than we ever expected to these days, to keep in touch with friends and family as well as work colleagues. Believe it or not, there are actually ways to
The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing etiquette

The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing etiquette

Want your video conference meetings to go well? Follow our do's and don'ts of video conferencing etiquette.
The best video chat apps to turn social distancing into distant socializing

The best video chat apps to turn social distancing into distant socializing

The vicissitudes of social distancing have taken many people by surprise, making video calls a new necessity for distant socializing. But which of the two dozen apps out there should you and your
How to Look and Sound Great on a Conference Call

How to Look and Sound Great on a Conference Call

The coronavirus pandemic has suddenly made video conference calls a central part of our lives. Unfortunately, webcams have the uncanny ability to reveal us at our most vulnerable and least flattering.
Too-real video captures the awkwardness of all your glitchy FaceTime calls

Too-real video captures the awkwardness of all your glitchy FaceTime calls

As more countries go into lockdown due to the coronavirus, people are substituting video calls for face-to-face human interaction in an attempt to maintain both social distancing and their sanity.

The Best Zoom Tips and Tricks for Better Video Meetings

As the entire world shuts down due to coronavirus outbreak, millions of people across the world are working from home. This has led to an increase in the use of video calling and conferencing services
Around is the new floating head video chat multitasking app

Around is the new floating head video chat multitasking app

You have to actually get work done, not just video call all day, but apps like Zoom want to take over your screen. Remote workers who need to stay in touch while staying productive are forced to
Beware of ‘ZoomBombing’: screensharing filth to video calls

Beware of ‘ZoomBombing’: screensharing filth to video calls

The world is vulnerable to a new type of trolling as people turn to Zoom video calls to feel connected amidst quarantines. Jerks are using Zoom’s screensharing feature to blast other viewers with the

Oman lifts restrictions on secure video chats

In an effort to help businesses and schools function remotely, Oman is lifting restrictions on some video calling services. Its Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) tweeted that it will allow

Facebook's big Portal update adds livestreams and 'Mic Drop' karaoke

Facebook is adding a slew of new features to Portal, and just in time for all the video calling the holiday season demands. First up, Facebook Live -- you'll now be able to livestream from Portal

Pixel 4 will automatically screen robocalls and center your Duo videos

To keep its phones from steadily getting worse over time, Google plans to roll out bigger updates, called feature drops, to its Pixel devices. The first feature drop, rolling out this month, will
All the Best Video Calling Options, Ranked

All the Best Video Calling Options, Ranked

We now have the technology—and the broadband and cellular speed—to see each other when we want to chat. And when it comes to video-calling apps, you’ve got a plethora of options to pick from on
Truecaller taps into India’s fintech market to power its next phase of growth

Truecaller taps into India’s fintech market to power its next phase of growth

Firm plans credit services to individuals and small enterprises.
The world’s first 360-degree video call device, Rimo, is launching on Indiegogo

The world’s first 360-degree video call device, Rimo, is launching on Indiegogo

Rimo is a phone base that automatically connects with your phone and rotates it to keep you in the frame. Watchers can also use hand gestures to move the camera to look around.
Google Duo's new filters and effects let you become a purple cat

Google Duo's new filters and effects let you become a purple cat

Google has been working on implementing live filters and effects for Duo video calls over the course of the past couple of years. We've seen a few of them pop up for special holidays like Holi and
This app blurs out your webcam background without a green screen

This app blurs out your webcam background without a green screen

TL;DR: Get a pristine live stream by blurring out your background with a lifetime subscription to XSplit VCam, which is on sale for $19.99 — a $30 savings. The ability to attend a work meeting is

Google Duo's low light mode brightens your nighttime video calls

Following May's update that enabled eight-member video calls, the latest change to Google Duo allows users to better see each other in low lighting. Google cites homes in less affluent locations as