The latest iPhone software update, iOS 17, has come out with a new nifty feature that allows you to send a ‘video voicemail’ if the person you’re trying to FaceTime doesn’t pick up. Here’s how it works.
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The iOS17 has new features for FaceTime. (CyberGuy.com)
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How to send video messages on FaceTime
- Open FaceTime
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Instructions on how to open FaceTime. (CyberGuy.com)
- Click on the person you want to call
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Instructions on how to leave a FaceTime message. (CyberGuy.com)
- If and when they don’t answer, an option pops up at the bottom
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Instructions on where to select the FaceTime button. (CyberGuy.com)
- Tap record video, and get ready to record a message when the on-screen countdown timer reaches zero
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Instructions on how to select “Record Video.” (CyberGuy.com)
- Now when you’re done recording, tap the green up arrow in the white circle to send it
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Instructions on how to send a video. (CyberGuy.com)
- The recipient is going to be able to see that video in their missed call log within the FaceTime app
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Screenshot of the video sent. (CyberGuy.com)
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What happens next for the recipient
- From there, the recipient can watch the video you sent them
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Screenshot of the video playback. (CyberGuy.com)
- After that, they can choose to call you back, message you or save the video
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Instructions on how to call back, message or save the video. (CyberGuy.com)
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Kurt’s key takeaways
iOS 17 has made leaving video voicemails on the FaceTime app as easy as pie. So go ahead and express yourself — even though they didn’t pick up, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind hearing from you, even if it’s just a quick hello to let them know you are thinking about them.
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