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While chatting with friends, I like snapping some special moments. That's why I'm pretty happy about FaceTime Live Photos. With it enabled, you can capture Live Photo in FaceTime both on macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.

Having already made a quick guide on how to take Live Photo from FaceTime call on iPhone and iPad, I have now set my sights on getting it done for Mac as well. To use this new feature, both the participants in the video chat must have macOS High Sierra (or iOS 11) installed their device. Besides, whenever you capture the photo of your friend during the call, he/she will be notified about it. So, you can't snap the pic of your friend secretly.

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How to Capture Live Photos from FaceTime Call on Mac

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

How to Enable FaceTime Live Photos on Mac

Step #1. Open FaceTime app on your Mac.

Step #2. Now, tap on FaceTime menu at the top left corner.

Click on FaceTime Menu on Mac

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Step #3. Next, you need to select Preferences.

Click on Preferences in FaceTime on Mac

Step #4. Now, you have to check the box next to Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls; if it's not already enabled.

Allow Live Photos to Capture on FaceTime Call

Taking Live Photos in FaceTime on Mac

Step #1. Make a FaceTime call from your Mac running macOS High Sierra.

Step #2. During the call, click the shutter button at the bottom corner of the screen.

Capture Live Photo from FaceTime Call on Mac in macOS High Sierra

That's it! You have captured the photo. Your friend will now get a notification about it.

Taking Live Photo from FaceTime Call on Mac in macOS High Sierra

Access FaceTime Live Photos on Mac

Want to view the shots you have just snapped? Head over to your Photos app.

Step #1. Open Photos app on your Mac.

Open Photos App on Mac running macOS High Sierra

Step #2. Now, click on Photos section and check out the latest images.

Access Live Photos on Mac

Edit FaceTime Live Photos on Mac

The Photos app for macOS High Sierra consists of a number of powerful editing tools to let you decorate your Live Photos to your best liking.

Step #1. Open Photos app → head over to the Live Photo you want to edit and select it.

Access Live Photos on Mac

Step #2. Now, click on Edit at the top right corner.

Click on Edit on Photo in Mac Photos App

Step #3. Take the full advantage of all the superior editing tools to embellish your image. For instance, you can adjust the light, crop the image, choose your favorite filter, reduce noise and more.

Edit Live Photos on Mac running macOS High Sierra

Step #4. In the end, make sure to click on Done at the top right corner to confirm the change.

Editing Live Photo on Mac

How to Prevent Anyone from Capturing Live Photos in FaceTime on Mac

No longer want anyone to snap your photo during the chat? Worry not, you can easily disable this feature.

One thing you need to know that you will still be able to capture the photo of the person on the other side of the chat as long as it's enabled on their device.

Step #1. Open FaceTime on your Mac → Click on FaceTime menu.

Step #2. Click on Preferences →  finally, uncheck the box next to Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls.

Disable FaceTime from Taking Live Photos on Mac in macOS High Sierra

Any question?

What's your take on this new feature in FaceTime on Mac? Share your feedback in the comments below.

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