How To... Use A Web Cam

One of the most exciting advances in internet-related technology is the ability to talk with friends and family via web cam. Especially in the last few years, this technology has really improved. With a few pieces of equipment and some planning, you can be talking via web cam in no time.

Woman on web camStep 1: Get a web cam

For two people to talk via web cam, the first thing you need to do is to make sure both people have a web cam. You should be able to find a quality web cam online or at an electronics store for under $100.

Step 2: Install the web cam

Each person will need to then install the web cam onto their computer. Depending on the web cam, you may need to install software via a CD or you may simply just have to plug the web cam into your computer! Read the directions with the particular web cam.

Step 3: Register with Skype

By using Skype, you can easily conduct a video chat. Skype has millions of users and is a highly rated service. Best of all, video chat on Skype is free! Simply download Skype, install it onto your computer and then open an account.

Step 4: Begin the Skype conversation

Once both people have their web cam and Skype installed, simply log onto Skype and initiate a conversation. With one click, you can turn it into a video chat. You should be able to see the other person and the other person should be able to see you.

Step 5: Perfect the video

Adjust your web cam as needed. You can alter its positioning and you can also change the lighting in your room. At this point, you should able to talk with friends and family via web cam with little lag and a lot of fun!

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Comments on "How to talk with friends and family via web cam"

Marivic June 03, 2013 | 9:27 PM

I'd try to open an account thru Skype but I can't log on and open the account. Does my yahoo mail address should be different from my Skype account. My brother too had tried to sent me different account from my yahoo address but still I can not log on.Why like this?Can you please guide me on how to make a proper account?tnx

steve April 07, 2011 | 3:56 PM

i like webcam cuz i like to talk to my friend

roy February 12, 2011 | 12:14 PM

i do want more than but later i need to see it and have alot of i havent been with a women for 8 yrs

LAURENCE A. FREY January 13, 2011 | 12:28 PM

I have friends in Ensenada mexico and would like to beable to see them and for them to see me and hear each other at the same time over the internet can I do this with your program and company if so how much to do this and what do i have to do...your friend Lafrey...Sacramento, Ca,..

Shahrudin Yahya October 09, 2010 | 10:50 PM

TQ now i know how...

puru November 28, 2009 | 3:25 AM


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