I have never done any type of video chatting before so it was interesting to have the opportunity to try OkHello. I didn’t have a whole lot of expectations since I had never done it before. I have occasionally used Facetime but not very often.
OkHello is a new app for the iPhone (iPod or iPad) which allows for group video chats. I downloaded the app on my husband’s iphone and my iphone and the kid’s and I kept chatting to one another from one part of the yard to another. We didn’t go camping this weekend but I can see this app being totally useful while we are camping. Not only will I hear my kids say where they are but the video piece will allow me to see exactly where they are. Sometimes they can’t tell where they are by the landmarks.
Immediately I entered a room (on the app) to begin and we used the chat feature because we are very used to texting each other and it is something we are comfortable with. But while chatting, if you slide the slide over on the camera switch – your chat instantly becomes a video chat. You can add additional members to your chat or it can just be the two of you.
Multiple contacts can be chatting all together
Ability to mute camera
I love that the chat video is very clear and no noticeable delay. Everything was fun and instantaneous.
Now – as much as I love this program my favorite use will undoubtedly be at work! My place of employment consists of 11 different locations/facilities. This app would allow us to have small meetings with video chat rather than driving to different destinations.
I love this app and can think of so many uses for it – included but not exclusively keeping in touch with family that is out of state.
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