Introduction – What is a Video Call?
A video call is a type of phone call where you can see the person on the other end. The video call is possible because of live streaming video, which transmits images over the internet. The Galaxy S8 has a specific feature that replaces both the video call and phone call. With video call you can see the person on the other end, but you cannot hear them talk. Video calls are different from a phone call because they are done over internet. On a video call, you can make and receive calls by connecting directly to the service provider’s network. This means that each party to a video call will have to pay their own charges.
1. How to Enable Facetime On Your Samsung Galaxy S8
To make a video call, you need an iPhone or another Smartphone with Apple FaceTime installed. If you want to make a video call to someone with an Android phone, you can use Samsung’s own app called “Facetime” instead of Apple FaceTime. For more information, click here.
Video calling with Facetime on Android phone is easy, as long as:
Facetime app is installed on your Android device. If not, install it from Google Play store. SIM card in your Android device support video calling option (some SIM cards are pre-configured with “HD Voice” to support video calling). Teleco allows you to activate HD voice option under the plan. You have Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection while making a call.
Here are the steps to make a video call using Facetime on Android phone:
1. Download Facetime app from Google Play store onto your Android phone. It is free, so you do not have to pay anything to install it [Click here to get download link].
2. How to Make a Video Call
When you’re in a phone call, tap on the little video camera icon to activate FaceTime. To make a video call, your iPhone or Android phone needs to be connected to the internet. The Galaxy S8 can make video calls to any iPhone or Android device using the Facetime app.
Here’s how to place a video call on your Samsung Galaxy S8:
Proceed to the phone app and tap on the “Contacts” tab. Scroll down and tap on the person you want to video call. Confirm that they have FaceTime setup on their phone. Tap on “FaceTime” to start the video call. To end the video call, tap on “End Call” in blue lettering at the top right of your screen.
iPhone users can use the Facetime app on their phone to video call Galaxy S8 owners.