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    How Do You Video Chat?
    I have the Mac version of Aol Instant Messenger *of course*, and I can't figure out what you do to get a video chat going. Can anybody help me please?


    Thank you.

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    Do you mean iChat? If you have iChat then next to the buddy you want to video chat there will be a green button with a video camera icon on it. If there's no icon next to there name then they don't have their webcam enabled. When you click the icon the invitation for a video chat will be sent to them.

    If you aren't talking about iChat then I don't know how to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantstofry View Post
    Do you mean iChat? If you have iChat then next to the buddy you want to video chat there will be a green button with a video camera icon on it. If there's no icon next to there name then they don't have their webcam enabled. When you click the icon the invitation for a video chat will be sent to them.

    If you aren't talking about iChat then I don't know how to help.
    Don't you need Moble Me for iChat?

    And when I clikc iChat, nothing comes up at all.

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    No you don't need MobileMe, just an aol account. When you click it it should ask for your screenname and password and set up the account for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantstofry View Post
    No you don't need MobileMe, just an aol account. When you click it it should ask for your screenname and password and set up the account for you.
    How do I invite to or create my feed?

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    Do you mean for a video chat or your buddy list? iChat should import your AOL buddy list
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    Open iChat, go to the preferences of iChat click the accounts tab and set up your AIM account. It should connect you, if you still can not see your buddy list click window in the menu bar (with the focus on iChat of course) and click AIM buddy list.

    To start a video chat click the green video icon next to your buddies name, this icon will only be there if they have a webcam. If they do not have a webcam and you just want to do a one way chat right click (control click) their name and invite to one way video chat.

    If you are looking for more of a broadcast type of video chatting where many people can watch you check out Stickam - The Live Community, Live Streaming Video

    Good Luck

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    I've never used iChat, but I have set it up, and all you need is a Google account. Although if you've already got a buddy list you'd want to import that.
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    I figured it out. Thanks all.

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