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Full-color, clear, and readable tasks show you how to get the most out of Zoom and other video chat platforms.
Step-by-step instructions that show you exactly how to host and participate in video chats with friends and family.
Help when you have specific questions.
Tips and notes to help you get the most from your video chats.
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Chapter 1 Understanding Video Chat: What It Is and How It’s Keeping Us Connected 3
What Video Chat Is--and How It Works 3
How and Why People Use Video Chat 5
Video Chatting on Different Devices 8
Chapter 2 Comparing Video Chat Platforms 15
Introducing the Major Video Chat Platforms 15
Apple FaceTime 17
Facebook Messenger 18
Google Duo 23
Google Meet 24
Microsoft Teams 25
Evaluating the Major Video Chat Platforms 26
Which Video Chat Platform(s) Should You Use? 30
Which Device(s) Should You Use for Video Chat? 34
Chapter 3 Using Zoom 39
Learning All About Zoom 39
Using Zoom on Different Devices 40
Participating in a Zoom Meeting 46
Hosting a Zoom Meeting 61
Chapter 4 Getting More Out of Zoom 75
Advanced Features for Participants 75
Advanced Features for Hosts 86
Managing Zoom Contacts 90
Chapter 5 Using FaceTime 95
Understanding Apple FaceTime 95
Video Chatting with FaceTime 96
Using Group FaceTime for Larger Meetings 100
Chapter 6 Using Facebook Messenger 105
Understanding Facebook Messenger 105
Group Chatting with Messenger Rooms 112
Chapter 7 Using Skype 119
Understanding Skype 119
Video Chatting with Skype 120
Using Skype for Group Video Chats 126
Chapter 8 Using WhatsApp 133
Understanding WhatsApp 133
Video Chatting with WhatsApp 134
Chapter 9 Using Google Duo and Meet 143
Video Chatting with Google Duo 143
Video Meetings with Google Meet 153
Chapter 10 Using Microsoft Teams 161
Understanding Microsoft Teams 161
Video Chatting with Microsoft Teams 162
Chapter 11 Video Chatting with Facebook Portal, Amazon Echo Show, and Google Nest Hub Max 169
Chatting with Facebook Portal 170
Chatting with Amazon Echo Show 182
Chatting with Google Nest Hub Max 189
Chapter 12 Tips and Tricks for Better Video Chats 195
Creating the Right Environment 195
Making a Better Connection 203
Improving Your Appearance 208
Preparing for a Video Meeting 213
Chapter 13 Enhancing Your Video Chats with Add-Ons and Accessories 217
Webcams and Microphones 217
Headphones, Headsets, and Earbuds 223
Lighting and Backgrounds 227
Stands and Tripods 232
Chapter 14 Hosting Virtual Events 239
What Is a Virtual Event? 239
Hosting a Virtual Gathering 242
Hosting a Webinar 247
Chapter 15 Staying Safe While Video Chatting 253
Learning About Worrisome Privacy and Security Issues 253
Privacy and Security Issues with Specific Chat Platforms 258
Making Your Video Chats More Private and Secure 260
Avoiding Screen Fatigue and Eye Strain 264