Skype, WhatsApp, and Messenger have all changed the way we video chat. Sure, they’re slick, but none of them is great when you want a group video chat. Facetime has been the leader when it comes to video calling but, that too, failed to accommodate group chats. Until Fam.
How Fam works
Download the app from the iMessage App Store. It will appear within iMessage along with any other apps you may have.
Once you launch the app, it takes over your keyboard area and replaces it with a single button that says, “Create Group Video.” If you tap on it, everyone in your group will receive a link from which they can join the chat. Your group video will appear on your keyboard area which you can resize to fill your screen.
If your friends don’t have the app yet, when they click on your chat link, they will be prompted to download the app. From there, your video chats will become a breeze. However, when you’re on a group video chat through Fam, you can’t navigate away from iMessage without ending the chat.
Best for groups
Whether you’re using your cellular data or are on WiFi, the video quality is good enough for normal chats. But if it’s just you and one other buddy, you’d rather use Facetime, since that lets you even use other apps on your phone simultaneously.
There are countless apps for iMessage now, some even unnecessary ones. Fam, however, is great for what it does. It’s the simplest way to chat with friends and it sure will become one the most-used apps for iMessage. Besides, it’s one of those apps you learn to take for granted.