Video calls can be used on a one-to-one device basis using for example:
Video Conferences/ meet ups use a website or app to link at least two devices to allow a group of two or more people to talk together. This may be a:
There are a range of different apps and sites that can be used for video calls and group meetings – including these popular ones:
Plus a new one from Facebook – Messenger Rooms. This is also available on Instagram and will shortly be part of ‘Whats App’. Works similarly to other video conferencing allowing you to invite others via a link, sent by text, email or ‘Whats App’ – even though they may not use Facebook.
You could also join an online meeting without using video, for example if you are not keen on using video, or you don’t have a camera on your computer or device. If accessing a meeting by phone, the facilitator would give you a number to call, and a meeting ID to join.
Once you know which programme is going to be used for your online meet up, support or help, you can familiarise yourself with the software that is going to be used.
You will be sent a link from your practitioner or supporter to access an online meetup but, in addition, you may need to download some software before your first session.
If you’d like to find out more why not look online at the following popular video software:
In addition there are many simple how to guides available on You Tube
For example the following simple guides to ZOOM from People in Action is available on YouTube