FaceTime is a wonderful and practical video chatting application, but it’s pretty limited by one key fact: you can only chat with one person at a time. If you’d like to video chat with your iMessage friends, you’ll need to use other services like Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. – but not everybody is willing to create an account at a service just for that. In these cases, and in many others, the Fam application can come in handy.
Fam is an app for those who don’t want to leave the iMessage environment to interact with video friends. In a video call, you can talk to up to eight people at a time.
Once the app is installed, you can start a chat in two ways: by sending an “invitation” directly from the app in iMessage or from the Fam app itself; The advantage of the second option is the ability to continue the video call even if you close the app. By doing this, you can hear the rest of the participants, you will be heard, but your image will be static and your friends will only see a black screen with the emoji of two little eyes 👀.
To join an existing video call, simply tap on the “invitation” button that iMessage gives you and you will join the chat. The commands are not very intuitive, but there aren’t that many, which helps you get used to them very quickly.
You can download Fam from the App Store for free.