Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

How to make video calls with a Google Pixel 3 XL?

Make video calls with your Google Pixel 3 XL it's very useful to keep in touch with family members and friends who are far away or to have work meetings nowadays since teleworking is increasingly popular or for situations of confinement at home for reasons of public health in addition to keeping a virtual date before meeting in person.

On a Google Pixel 3 XL you can make video calls comfortably thanks to its screen P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors of 6.3 inches, 100.3 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio) and resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~523 ppi density).

If you also want to record the videoconference that you are going to do with your Google Pixel 3 XL on video to have it as evidence, memory or to share it with family or friends, click on the following link and follow the indicated steps Record screen on Google Pixel 3 XL

There are many applications for your Google Pixel 3 XL to make videochat or videotelephony one by one or quality group video calls, we indicate some of these apps to install on your Pixel 3 XL in its internal memory 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM to be in contact through video calls, all the applications shown below are free and therefore allow you to make calls and video calls completely free from your mobile/cell phone:

Skype

Skype is the oldest application in the world of video conferencing, but not the most widely used, acquired by Microsoft in 2011, currently it has support for most platforms, including the operating system. Android 9.0 (Pie) from Google from your Pixel 3 XL.

How to download Skype?

Open the app store on your Google Pixel 3 XL “Play Store”, Search for Skype, click “Install”, once the installation is complete click “Open”. You must have a Microsoft or Skype account, in the event that you do not have a Microsoft or Skype account you can create it by clicking on the link that will appear on the screen of your Pixel 3 XL “Don't have an account? Create one.”

Skype can also be used from a laptop / notebook or desktop PC using the program for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, from a web browser, from a device with Amazon's Alexa or from the Xbox game console.

Download Skype from the Play Store

Google Duo

Open the application store “Play Store” of your Google Pixel 3 XL, search for Google Duo, click on “Install”, once the installation is complete, click on “Open”. You must have a Google account to use it, in your Android 9.0 (Pie) You must already have your Google account configured so you must log in immediately without problems, in the case of not having an account you can create it in a few minutes.

Google Duo

Just open Duo on your Pixel 3 XL, it will ask you for access to the contacts of the Google and permissions to access the camera and microphone, click “allow” to make video calls. It may ask for access to the location, your Google Pixel 3 XL has GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO although it is not necessary to grant this access to make the video call, you can click on “Deny”. It will ask you to enter your phone number, it is necessary to be able to contact other users and make the video call, you will receive an SMS with a confirmation code that you must enter in Google Duo in order to continue.

You will see a very simple but perhaps a little confusing interface, to make a call you must search for a contact by name or phone number, if you cannot find it, it is because that user does not have the Google Duo application installed on their device, you can send them an invitation from the “Invite friends” button.

To make a group video call you must first create a group, click on “Create group”, the group will appear on the home screen, click on the group and then click on “start”.

Once a video call has started, it is not possible to add users to the call, you must first create the group.

One of the advantages of Duo is the possibility of making video calls from almost any device that has a camera, microphone and internet connection. (the Pixel 3 XL has a connection Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot) since it has an app for iOS, Android and it is also possible to access it through its website from a laptop, desktop PC or a Smart Display such as Google Nest Hub Max.

Download Google Duo from the Play Store

Snapchat

In addition to being able to make videos and photos with filters, with this app it is also possible to make video calls with your Snapchat contacts from your Google Pixel 3 XL and its selfie camera 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF, keep in mind that the person with whom you want to make the video call must also have Snapchat installed and have an account in addition to being friends on this social network.

To do this from your Google Pixel 3 XL click on the chat icon located in the upper right of the screen and open a conversation with the person you want to talk to.

Snapchat

Then press the video camera icon in the upper right to start the video call.

Video calls on Snapchat

Download Snapchat from the Play Store

Instagram

In addition to being able to make direct calls, with this app owned by Facebook it is also possible to make video calls with your Instagram contacts from your Google Pixel 3 XL and its selfie camera 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF, we must bear in mind that the person with whom you want to make the video call must also have Instagram installed and have an account in addition to being friends on this social network.

To do this, click on the chat icon at the top right of the screen and open a conversation with the person you want to talk to.

Instagram

Then press the video camera icon in the upper right to start the video call.

Video calls on Instagram

Download Instagram from the Play Store

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is by far the most widely used application currently to make video calls between friends and family due to its popularity, since practically everyone has a WhatsApp account.

The first thing you must have installed WhatsApp on your Google Pixel 3 XL, if you have not already done so click on the following link to see the instructions and then come back here. Install WhatsApp on Google Pixel 3 XL

To start a video call on WhatsApp in a Pixel 3 XL whether it is a group video call or two people, you must first start the video call with a contact from your phonebook, search for the contact and open a chat with it, in the upper right part of the screen there is a video camera icon click on the and the call will start.

Video calls on WhatsApp

Once the video call has started, you can add more users by pressing the + button located in the upper right of the screen of the Pixel 3 XL, search for the user and add them to the conversation.

In an existing group you can also make a video call to all the members of the group, for this click on the phone icon in the upper right and select video call, the video call will be made to all the contacts of that group.

In WhatsApp video calls you can choose between the selfie camera video 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF and the rear camera 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF of the Pixel 3 XL.

Download WhatsApp from the Play Store

Houseparty

Houseparty is an application to make video calls between two people or in groups and play games while making a video call.

The application alerts you when one of your contacts has connected and they are ready to talk.

When you open the application on your Google Pixel 3 XL communicates to the rest of your contacts that you are available and ready to start talking.

At Houseparty you will not need a phone number to register, you can connect using a Snapchat account, Facebook or create a new account with your email address from your mobile/cell phone Google Pixel 3 XL.

Once installed and you are logged in, it will ask you for access to your Google Pixel 3 XL contacts and if you want you can grant access to your Facebook contacts.

Download Houseparty from the Play Store

imo

imo is a free application that allows you to carry out written chat conversations and video calls and that is available for devices computers and laptops with the operating system Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, Android devices and Apple iPhone or Apple iPad so you can use it in your Google Pixel 3 XL with the operating system Android 9.0 (Pie).

Download imo from the Play Store

Facebook Messenger

It is a little-known functionality of Facebook Messenger, but it is also possible to make video calls with your Google Pixel 3 XL from this application owned by Facebook.

To do this select one of your contacts and press the video camera icon located in the upper right to start the video call.

Facebook Messenger

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