Facetime is a widely popularized program used by mobile phone owners to conduct voice and video calls. Facetime is a program exclusively for Apple products. In order to use Facetime for PC, you will need to install and set up Apple iTunes. Following these simple steps will ensure you are FaceTime chatting with others in a short amount of time from the convenience of your laptop or desktop computer.
How to Get Facetime for PC
To download Facetime for PC, you first need to download iTunes. Here’s how:
How to Download iTunes
Step 1: Go to the iTunes download page in your preferred web browser. The page will load, prompting you to scroll down the page to download the program.
Step 2: Click the check marks in the boxes to subscribe or unsubscribe to email offers and information. If you would like to receive updates and information from Apple, type your email address on the line provided. If you prefer not to, uncheck the box and click the blue “download now” button. For Mac users, scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says “get iTunes for Macintosh” and click.
Step 3: Whether you have a Windows or Mac system, the file will begin to download immediately on your PC. The file itself is 169MB. Download time will vary depending on your current internet connection. All requirements to download the file are provided for you to read while the file downloads. Once the download is complete, go through the set-up process. Each step will provide details on how to proceed forward with your install and set up.
Step 4: Create an iTunes account or sign into your existing account. Once you log in, the front page of iTunes will load on your screen.
Step 5: On the top right-hand corner, locate the “search” bar.
Downloading & Installing Facetime for PC
Step 1: Type “Facetime” in the search bar on the iTunes front page. Click enter to begin the search. If you prefer, you can also go to the Facetime iTunes page to download Facetime for PC. Scroll to the middle of the browser where it says “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side in blue. Click this button to proceed with the download.
Step 2: Download Facetime to your computer and open the file immediately after the download finishes. Facetime for PC is 26MB in size and should download in a fraction of the time it took to download iTunes.
Step 3: Run through the simple set-up process and install the Facetime program to your computer. Log in using your existing user account or create a new account to login.
It is important to remember that you will need a computer with an attached webcam in order to video chat with other users. Downloading Facetime for PC is a quick task that you can complete in under ten minutes. If you prefer an ad-free chat experience, consider paying the $1.99 in-app upgrade fee to remove all evidence of advertisements. If this does not bother you, rest assure that your FaceTime experience will go smoothly on your voice and webchat enabled PC.