Live Photos has graduated from Camera app to the more exciting FaceTime. With the release of macOS High Sierra, users can enjoy capturing Live Photos on Mac while they are engaged in video chatting with their friends using FaceTime. This tutorial is about how you can take Live Photos from FaceTime call in macOS High Sierra. (You can also caputre FaceTime Live Photos in iOS 11).

Before you take FaceTime Live Photos, note that you and your friends/contacts should be using macOS High Sierra on the Mac. If you are a secret admirer of your friends (of opposite gender, of course), you cannot take Live Photos without being notified to the person on other end. This means you cannot take live photo of the person secretly.

Once you take Live Photos during FaceTime call on mac in macOS High Sierra, they will be stored in Photos app.

How to Take Live Photos from FaceTime Call on Mac in macOS High Sierra

How to Capture Live Photos from FaceTime Call on Mac Running macOS High Sierra

How to Enable FaceTime Live Photos on Mac

Step #1: Launch FaceTime app on your Mac running High Sierra.

Step #2: Tap on FaceTime from the menu.

Click on FaceTime Menu

Step #3: Click on Preferences.

Click on Preferences

Step #4: Now, click to check the box next to Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls. (By default it is turned ON).

Check the box next to Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls

How to Take Live Photos During FaceTime Call on Mac

Step #1: First of all you need to make a FaceTime video call from Mac.

Step #2: Now, click on shutter button located at the bottom left corner of the screen during the call.

click on shutter button

That’s it! You have successfully taken live photo. You friend will be notified of the fact that you just took Live Photo of him or her.

You friend will be notified

How to Access Live Photos Captured During FaceTime Call on Mac

Step #1: Launch Photos app on your Mac.

Launch Photos App on Your Mac

Step #2: Click on Photos located under Library and Find the last photos you have taken.

Click on Photos and Click on Live Photo taken during facetime call

How to Edit FaceTime Live Photos on Mac

Step #1: Start Photos app on your Mac.

Launch Photos App on Your Mac

Step #2: Choose the Live Photo you want to edit.

Choose the Live Photo you want to edit

Step #3: Click on Edit button from the top right corner.

Click on Edit

Step #4: Now, start editing your live photos.

start editing your live photos

Step #5: Once you are done with editing, click on Done to save changes.

click on Done

How to Stop Anyone from Taking Live Photos in FaceTime on Mac

You can also disable this new feature, if you don’t want anyone to take your photos during FaceTime video calling chat.

Note that you can still take photos of his/her on the other side if this feature, which is enabled on his/her Mac.

Step #1: Open FaceTime App on your Mac.

Step #2: Next, Click on FaceTime from the menu.

Click on FaceTime Menu

Step #3: Now, Click on Preferences.

Click on Preferences

Step #4: Click to Untick the box next to Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls.

Check the box next to Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls

That’s it!!

From next time onwards, none of the mischievous moment with your friend will be missed. Capturing Live Photos helps you to store memorable moments and relinquish them anytime later.

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