Video calling on desktop or iPad

If you can't be in the same room, it's nice to be able to see the faces of the people you're conversing with, even if you're separated by entire continents.

If you're attending a Biba call on your desktop or iPad, you can turn your voice call into a video call with the click of a button.

While on the call, click the video button on the call roster.  Your web camera will come on, and your call attendees on desktop will see your video, and can either ignore, or share their own.

Video calling currently supports up to 16 video callers.  More callers can be on the call, but only the first 16 who click the video button can share their cameras.

In one on one calls, video will be presented as picture in picture (PIP).  In calls with multiple attendees, video will be presented as a single bar for up to 4 video callers, or up to 4 bars of four for 16 callers.

You can "break out" the video display from the meeting window to enlarge the screen share area, or if you're sharing your own screen and still want to view video. 

You can black out the video feed of other users on the call (if, for instance, they're eating a big, messy sandwich) by clicking the pause button on their video tile- hover over the tile to make the pause button appear.  No one else will be able to tell that you've paused a feed.

When on a video call on iPad, due to the smaller screen size, you have the option to display video, or the call roster. 

While on the video display on iPad, you can tap the screen to dismiss or bring up the menu items, then toggle between video and call view from the bottom of the screen.

iPad video also allows you to flip your screen view, taking advantage of both front and back cameras on your device.

 

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