Oovoo Video Call Text & Voice Chat App Guide

A Complete Guide to Oovoo Video Call & Voice Chat

As it’s universally known, OoVoo is nothing but an application developed for video chats and sending instant messages. While the software can be downloaded without paying a penny, it’s pretty simple to use. So, here’s a guide elaborating on the steps as below.

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Getting Started with OoVoo

OoVoo functions smoothly on systems running on Windows XP or later or Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Besides, you can always use the app for cell phones running on Android 2.2 or improved versions in addition to iOS 6.0 and later.

Step 1: If you are using your personal computer, then you must visit the official website of OoVoo. Once you click on the black colored icon, you need to follow the steps to complete the installation process. For Android and iOS devices, you need to download the installable files from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App store respectively. Later, you can install the app with one click.

Step 2: After installing the app, you need to go to ‘Settings’ just in case you need to connect the camera.

NOTE: For a mobile phone that boasts a front-end camera, you can eliminate this step. Likewise, if you are using a system with an in-built camera, then it would get automatically connected with the app.

Step 3: Once you have launched the app, you need to go to the home screen and either log in through the ‘Continue with Facebook’ button or ‘Sign up using email’. If you have created an account, then you can simply sign in. But, otherwise, you need to enter the username, password, birthday and the gender.

How to Go About With an Oovoo Video Chat?

Step 1: To check which of your friends are online, you should go through the list towards the left-hand side of the screen. A small green circle next the name would indicate that the person is online.

Step 2: Once you double click the name or click the option that displays the video camera, you can start video chatting with the individual. Your friend does have the freedom to decline the chat. In case he accepts the request, then you would be connected by viewing a live image on the touchscreen.

How to Go About With an Oovoo Video Chat

Step 3: If you wish to add more friends while you are conversing with a friend, then click ‘Add to Call >> Contact’. Scroll down to check the person within the list and click ‘Add Friend’. Alternatively, you can always click the ‘Invite’ button so simply drag friends from the pane.

Add to Call

If you’re using OoVoo on a mobile phone, then you are able to see four friends on the touchscreen. At any instance, you can change the faces and hear the voices no matter how many people may be in the group.

How to Record a Video Call Through Oovoo?

With the app, it’s very much simpler to record a new video. Simply tap on the ‘Paperclip’ icon and move with the options, ‘Take a Video’ and ‘Record’ option. You would easily find the option visible towards the bottommost right-hand side corner.

NOTE: OoVoo allows you to record the video chat as much as one minute. By choosing various filters, you can add the video in the best possible way.

How to Add Effects During an Oovoo Video Call?

Step 1: Once you have added the desired contact name, you must click ‘Download Video effects’. Such a kind of option is clearly visible towards the right side in the recording section.

Step 2: Once the effects package is downloaded, you should click ‘Next’ in the setup wizard window. Go ahead by clicking ‘I agree’ and the ‘Install’ button. Finally, you must click ‘Finish’ for closing the setup wizard.

Step 3: At the right corner, you must click the ‘Enable Effects’ button present in the recording pane. As an alternative, you can click the downward pointing arrow to check out the drop-down menu followed by the Video Effects option.

Step 4: Finally, you can select one of the effects that virtually appear on your face while you are chatting online with your friends.

Hope you have an amazing time to stay connected with your mates. In case you come across a unique feature, we would always love to hear from your end.


Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.