With Yosemite, Apple updated many of the more common front-facing features that users interact with most commonly. One of the more intriguing updates was to FaceTime.
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(7) Reasons why FaceTime on your Mac is a big deal

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With Yosemite, Apple updated many of the more common front-facing features that users interact with most commonly.  These include, but are not limited to,

  • Accessibility
  • iCloud Drive
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • Notification Center
  • Safari
  • Screen Sharing
  • Family Sharing
  • Calendar

One of the more intriguing updates was to FaceTime.  Now you can make phone calls using FaceTime on your Mac in Yosemite with the introduction of Continuity.  FaceTime on your Mac is easier than ever to use, and with the following enhancements, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Custom ringtones

Ringtones are fun–everyone likes to set ringtones for individuals in their contact list.  Now you can also assign ringtones to distinguish video calls from a audio calls, too.

Call waiting

Just like with your phone, you can put a call on hold and answer an incoming call.

New design

A revamped under interface makes it easier to start and accept calls.

Answer from login screen

Mac screen locked when a call comes in?  No worries, you can answer the call right away without having to enter a password

Enter a phone number

Make a new call by entering a phone number in the  FaceTime search field.

Make a phone call

Start a call from your phone and continue using FaceTime on your Mac.

iCloud call history

Access all your call history from all your synched devices.  Miss a call on one device, return it on your Mac using FaceTime

 

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