How do I add new friends on my Android or iOS device?

Once you’ve signed into ooVoo, your Friends list will be visible. Scroll up and down to see all your contacts.

If you’re using iOS, tap the Add Friends field  . If you’re on Android, tap the Search icon 

There are many ways to find your friends and invite new ones.

Search for friends on ooVoo:

  1. Tap the ooVoo contacts icon .
  2. Type your friend’s name, ooVoo ID, or email address in the field. You can even search just part of the ooVoo ID or display name, such as the first three characters. Tap Search.
  3. Once you’ve located a friend you’d like to add, tap Add next to their name.

Add or invite phone contacts:

  1. Tap the Phone icon  . If you’re using iOS you may need to make sure ooVoo has permission to access your contacts. Go to your device Settings > Privacy > Contacts > ooVoo and set to On.
  2. Your contacts are sorted into two groups, contacts on ooVoo and contacts not on ooVoo. Tap Add next to your phone contacts you’d like to add who are already on ooVoo. Tap Invite next to your phone contacts you’d like to add who are not already on ooVoo.

Add or invite Facebook friends:

  1. Tap the Facebook icon . If you are not connected to Facebook, a page will appear asking you to log into Facebook. Enter your Facebook email and password, and click OK when prompted.
    You can choose to unlink your Facebook account at any time. Select Unlink from Facebook in the ooVoo menu on your PC or Mac.
  2. Your contacts are sorted into two groups, contacts on ooVoo and contacts not on ooVoo. Tap Add next to your Facebook friends you’d like to add who are already on ooVoo. Tap Invite next to your Facebook friends you’d like to add who are not already on ooVoo.

Import from your Address Book: 

You can enter your telephone number and it's like a shortcut: it gives you the ability to add more friends, faster. It's not mandatory, it's just something that saves you time and ease so you can get to talking sooner.  

You can add your phone number OR change your existing phone number after ooVoo is installed. Adding your phone number will add your ooVoo friends in your address book to your friend's list who are already on ooVoo.

Your telephone number is not displayed to anyone!

How to Add or Change your telephone number:

  • Tap on ooVoo Setting icon from ME screen
  • Tap on General>Verify New Phone Number
  • Enter your phone number and tap SUBMIT on the orange bar
  • After you receive the code enter it into the ooVoo field

Add or invite Gmail contacts:

  1. Tap the mail icon .
  2. Enter your Google email and password and click Sign in and Accept.
  3. Your contacts are sorted into two groups, contacts on ooVoo and contacts not on ooVoo. Tap Add next to your Gmail contacts you’d like to add who are already on ooVoo. Tap Invite next to your Gmail contacts you’d like to add who are not already on ooVoo.

Add or invite Twitter friends:

  1. Tap the Twitter icon . A page will appear to access your Twitter account.
  2. Enter your Twitter email or username and password and Tap Authorize app.
  3. Your contacts are sorted into two groups, contacts on ooVoo and contacts not on ooVoo. Tap Add next to your Twitter friends you’d like to add who are already on ooVoo. Tap Invite next to your Twitter friends you’d like to add who are not already on ooVoo. A window will pop up with a tweet inviting your friend to call you. Tap Send. Your friend will see your tweet and be able to start a video chat by clicking the Call Me link.

 

Want to block or remove someone from your Friends list? Learn more here

Be sure to set up Groups for fast calling! Tap here to learn more.

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  • Topic #: 3908-1244
  • Date Created: 8/12/2013
  • Last Modified Since: 7/9/2014
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