How do I start a video call on my mobile device?

There are many ways to start a video call.

Start a call from your Friends list:

  1. If you are using a phone, swipe to the right to see your Friends list. Your Friends list will already be visible on a tablet. 
  2. Tap on the name of the friend you’d like to call to access their profile.
  3. Tap the camera icon  near their profile photo to start a video call.

Start a call with your Fab 5:

1. From your Me screen, press and hold your profile photo until the Fab 5 screen appears.

2. Your friends in your Fab 5 will appear around your profile photo.

3.Tap any friend’s photo to start a video call.

Get more help assembling your Fab 5 here.

Start a call from an Instant Message:

While you’re text chatting with a friend, tap the camera icon  to start a video call. 

Start a call from your Messages Center:

  1. From your Me screen, swipe to the left or tap on the Messages icon  in the upper left hand corner.
  2. Tap on an interaction to see the full conversation.
  3. Tap the camera  to start a video call.

You can also receive calls when you’re not in the ooVoo app as long as you are logged in and your status is set to online. Your phone’s Push Notification function will alert you that a friend is calling.

How to Answer a Call

ooVoo always let’s you know when your friends want to video chat with you. If you’re in the ooVoo app a window will pop up telling you a friend is calling.  

  • Tap Answer to start video chatting
  • Tap Decline to ignore the video call
  • Can’t answer at the moment? Tap Send Message to instant message with your friend instead 


How to End a Video call


  • Tap on the Red telephone handset on the bottom of your video call window

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  • Topic #: 3908-1434
  • Date Created: 8/21/2013
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