How can I use video chat?

CatholicMatch provides the option for members to meet each other virtually through our video chat feature. Click the Messages tab, then click on the conversation of the member with whom you would like to video chat. (Video chats can only be initiated by members who have already exchanged communication between each other). 

In the top-right corner of the conversation, you will see a video camera icon.



Grey indicates you have never participated in a video chat with that particular member.


Blue indicates you have already enabled video chat with that particular member.


If the icon is grey, you will need to "Enable Video Chat." To do this, click on the grey video camera icon. When the pop-up appears, click the toggle switch.  


When you're ready to video chat with a member, click the video camera icon. This does not immediately begin the video chat. Your device's camera will turn on and you will see a preview of yourself before beginning the video chat.

In the bottom-right corner of the window, you will see two buttons. Click the "x" to cancel the call, and "Call" to continue.


The other member will receive a notification when you click the "Call" button, and your video chat will begin.


Ending the video chat: When you're ready to end the video chat, click the red "phone" icon at the bottom of the window. This completely ends the video chat, and the other member will not be able to see or hear you.