How to make a “live” photo (Live Photo) during FaceTime-talk

Surely every owner of a device from Apple at least once in their life faced with a situation, when the interviewee was showing something during a FaceTime conversation, that it was necessary to capture (eg, mom wanted to share with you a pie recipe written on a piece of paper).

Until recently, this function was used, allowing to take screenshots, but now everything has become much easier. From now on, you can take pictures directly using FaceTime, and, what’s more interesting, not ordinary static pictures, but «alive» a photo (Live Photo).

How to make «living» photo while talking on FaceTime

While making a FaceTime call on an iOS 11 device screen (or newer) or macOS High Sierra (or newer) the shutter button appeared. Click on it (or use the touchpad on Mac), and a new photo will immediately be saved in the application «A photo».

«Alive» The photos are a short video along with a static image. Now this picture seems just funny, however imagine, how will you look at it in a few years, when the children on it grow up, or friends will go far away.


How to enable and disable the function «living» photo while talking on FaceTime

There are two things, who need to remember about «living» FaceTime photo:

  1. Take a picture imperceptibly to the interlocutor will not work, since he will immediately receive a notice.
  2. In order to make «living» FaceTime photo function «Live Photo FaceTime» must be enabled on both devices.

If you do not want, so that your interlocutor can do «alive» photo during a conversation, You can disable this feature in the application «Settings» → «FaceTime» on your device.

Do not underestimate the benefits of the above opportunities, especially that, as for the notifications about the picture taken. Of course, the interlocutor can quietly make an ordinary screenshot, there’s nothing you can do, but «living» photo withdraw will not work.

In order to disable the opportunity for the interlocutor to do «alive» snapshots, in the application «Settings» select FaceTime and just slide the switch near the Live Photo FaceTime option.