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OoVoo Video Chat with up to 12 people at a time

As we move into 2016 there is no doubt, in my mind at least, that video chat apps will become more commonplace as we seek to integrate video more into our way of communicating. It might have seemed weird at one time to be able to video chat with up to 12 people at one time but now it’s become popular with OoVoo and will rapidly become the norm.

What is OoVoo

OoVoo is one such video chat app which allows its users to do just that. It allows you to make video calls, voice calls and send texts all from within the app though it’s also worth mentioning that you can also use OoVoo from the comfort of your PC or Mac.

OoVoo Video Chat App

One thing to keep in mind is that OoVoo is slightly different from other messaging Apps which teens and tweens might be using – in terms of how it builds contacts and its privacy and security features.

What to know about OoVoo

When you search in OoVoo for ‘Who can find me’ here are the options:

  • Anyone
  • People who know my email address or OoVoo ID
  • Nobody

In the first option ‘Anyone’, this effectively means that if other users are searching ooVoo for people to chat with, they can contact your or send content you may not want to receive. You can limit who can contact you by changing the privacy settings. By choosing ‘No one’ this will ensure that no strange messages or chat requests are received.

The ‘People who know my email address or OoVoo ID’ setting where only people who know your email or username can contact you might be more suitable, but with this setting it’s important that you remember to only share your ID with people you know and not to post it publically on social media platforms. This can and does happen.

OoVoo is also able to integrate with your phone’s address book, Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp accounts and find your friends who also have ooVoo.

As with all social networking platforms and apps it’s a good idea to get familiar with how to block and report inappropriate content. OoVoo have a full overview here which takes you through the steps of reporting as well as blocking users on the app. Note: There’s been some media coverage via the BBC in March of this year in which students in Derbyshire in the UK got requests asking for naked images on ooVoo

This App is no different to many in that it allows you to chat and share with other OoVoo users and its always important to remember when using apps such as OoVoo that content can be saved and forwarded onto other users.

So again the Stop | Think | Post rule applies and remember privacy and security settings are developed to keep users safer..I’d recommend using them.

Hope you have found this overview useful.  Want to help keep your Teen safer Online & yourself up to date?  Then pick up a copy of my book. Click on the button below to order your copy of my book.


Posted By Wayne Denner

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