|Placing a Video Call||Receiving a Video Call||Managing Your View||Placing a Video Call on Hold|
With Yahoo! Messenger’s free video calling, all you need is a webcam and headset to place an Internet video call from your PC to another Messenger user’s PC anywhere in the world (you must both be using Messenger 10). To optimize your audio and video equipment, use the setup wizard as described in the Introducing Messenger’s Voice and Video Features tutorial.
Tip: You can’t place video calls to contacts outside the Yahoo! network, such as your Windows Live™ Messenger contacts and your Pingbox™ visitors.
Important: Emergency calling services, such as 000, are not available through PC-to-PC calling. Inform others who use this product that they must dial emergency numbers through traditional phone lines or mobiles.
Begin a video call in one of the following ways:
From your Messenger List: Click the person’s display image to open the contact card, then click the video call icon or select Start Video Call from the contact’s right-click menu.
From your conversation window: If you’re already conversing with a friend, click the Video Call icon at the top of the conversation window.
Messenger places the video call. When your contact accepts, the video opens in the conversation window. Your contact’s side of the call displays in the full screen and your side of the call displays in the thumbnail at the bottom.
You can adjust the view through a variety of controls as shown in the task Managing Your View.
To mute your microphone or speaker, click the appropriate icon.
Either of you can end the call by clicking the End Call button.
You can place a video call with anyone using Yahoo! Messenger 10, even if they don’t have a webcam. They will see your image, but you won’t see their image.