Coms - How to Make a Video Call
 

How to make a video call

 
To make a video call, enter the video call window via this button on the Coms home page.
 
At top right you'll see the menu bar.
 
Click the Menu icon to open the functions menu.
 
Both the Camera and Microphone buttons have settings for starting Coms with those devices on or off - you may want to start calls with voice only, or P2P messaging only, for example.
 
The Camera button displays a list of webcams connected to your computer, so if you have more than one you can select the one you want to use.
 
The Microphone button displays a list of microphones connected to your computer, so if you have more than one you can select the one you want to use.
 
Coms remembers your choices for next time. (These choices are not available on mobile devices).
 
This is what the other top menu buttons do ...
 
The menu button hides / shows the menu
The webcam button hides / shows your webcam
The microphone button mutes / activates your microphone
The Text button opens / closes the text messenger
The Display toggles thumnail on / off
 
The Contacts button has three states:
 
Grey means none of your contacts are online
Green means one or more of your contacts are online and available for calls
The Contacts button is red when you are in a call
 
Let's assume that some of your contacts are online, hit the Contacts button to see the list
then select the one that you want to call.
 
NOTE: You can start a call with your webcam hidden and your microphone muted, but Coms requires the media streams from them to establish the call.
 
The caller sees this: Hit Cancel to cancel the call.
 
The callee sees this - and can Answer or Reject the call.
 
In a moment the call will start and you'll be seeing and chatting with each other. You can add more people to the call by selecting their names from the Contacts list.
 
To end the call, hit the red Contacts button in the top menu.
 
During calls, the text messenger uses peer-to-peer end-to-end encrypted data channels. This is most secure and private method of information exchange in existence, so this is the best time to send private messages and transfer images and files.
 
 
 
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