Well, a month ago I hadn’t actually heard of Zoom. It has now become one of the leaders in video communication. I now have at least 3 or 4 calls scheduled with family and friends over the next week. Last night we lost in a Zoom Trivia game against some Trivia buddies as, of course, our usual venue is not open. I have also helped one of my clients so that she can listen and watch her church service on Sunday mornings through Zoom. Another client wants to join in for the Village’s Friday chat sessions.

I have helped at least two clients set up their Zoom over the phone which is a testament to how easy it is to set up. I think the thing that has made Zoom so successful so quickly is not only, its ease of use but also, the ability it has to schedule meetings. However, there have been discussions with regards to the security of the app and there are some organisations who will not use it. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are happy with the privacy policy before using Zoom. Also, even though you can sign up free for Zoom there are limitations with call times.

Another App that can be used to communicate via video with people is Facetime. It is an app specifically for those who have Apple Devices which I find extremely easy to use. You can also, create group chats with this App and even link it from your messenger group. Skype is also available along with other options such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. These all have the option of making calls using video.

Which app to use? My suggestion is to work out who you want to communicate with and ask what App they would prefer to use.

There are over 2 million Apps available. These are just a few that I have found throughout the years of helping people with their Apple devices and computers.

If you are struggling to understand your Apple device, please give me a call and we can discuss One on One sessions. Debbie on Mob: 0418296217 or email: [email protected]