How to Make a Video Call on Andoid: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Make a Video Call on Andoid: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Make a Video Call on Andoid: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to use Google Hangouts or Skype to make a video call on your Android phone or tablet. To use either app for a call, you need an internet connection (wifi or data) and the recipient(s) must use the same service.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Using Google Hangouts

Make a Video Call on Android Step 1

Step #1. Open Google Hangouts

Tap the Hangouts icon, which looks like a dark green speech bubble with a few white question marks on it.

  • If you don't already have Google Hangouts installed on your Android, you'll need to download it first.
  • If this is your first time opening Hangouts, tap TO START and before continuing, choose the Google Account you want to use with Hangouts. You may also need to enter your email address and password.
Make a Video Call on Android Step 2

Step #2. Tap +

It's in the bottom right corner of the screen. appear next to the + icon a number of options.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 3

Step 3. Tap New video call

This is next to the +.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 4

Step 4. Select the contacts for the video call

Tap the name of each person you want to invite to the video call.

If someone isn't in your contacts, you can add them to the conversation by typing the email address in the search bar and tapping it

Make a Video Call on Android Step 5

Step 5. Make the video call

Tap the green and white video camera icon in the top right corner of the screen. This starts the video call with the selected contacts.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 6

Step 6. Enable video, if it is disabled

If you see a slash through the video camera icon at the bottom of the screen, tap it to enable video for your call.

Method 2 of 2: Using Skype

Make a Video Call on Android Step 7

Step 1. Open Skype

Tap the Skype icon, which looks like a white 'S' on a blue Skype logo.

  • If you haven't installed Google Skype on your Android yet, you'll need to download it first.
  • If you're not signed in to Skype, enter your email (or phone number) and password before continuing.
Make a Video Call on Android Step 8

Step #2. Tap +

This is at the top left of the screen. A menu will appear.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 9

Step #3. Tap New Group

Doing this will take you to the title page of your new group.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 10

Step 4. Enter a name for your group

Enter a group name, then tap .

Make a Video Call on Android Step 11

Step 5. Select contacts to add

Tap the name of each contact you want to have the conversation with.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 12

Step 6. Tap Done

It's in the top right corner of the screen. This will create your conversation list.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 13

Step 7. Tap on the video call button

It's the video camera icon in the top right corner of the screen. Skype will now call everyone on your list.

Make a Video Call on Android Step 14

Step 8. Enable video for your conversation

If you are not in the video call, tap the video camera icon to enable video.

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