Every FaceTime Keyboard Shortcut and How to Use Them on Mac

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With a few quick keys, you can better control your FaceTime video calls and your Mac’s video chat interface using these built-in keyboard shortcuts. Become a Facetime expert today with this handy checklist.

No matter what version of macOS firmware is running on your Apple computer, the following keyboard shortcuts will save you time and energy during FaceTime calls. You will also want to make sure that your Mac and FaceTime app are up to date.

Here’s a cheat sheet of all the default keyboard shortcuts for FaceTime:

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Switch to full screen during the video call: Cmd + Ctrl + F
Toggle landscape / portrait: Cmd + R
Hide FaceTime: Cmd + H
Hide everything except FaceTime: Cmd + Option + H
Disable Facetime: Cmd + K
Quit FaceTime: Cmd + Q
Minimize the FaceTime window: Cmd + M
Close the FaceTime window: Cmd + W

Unfortunately, these keyboard shortcuts are not customizable and you cannot disable keyboard shortcuts for FaceTime. In addition to these keyboard shortcuts for FaceTime on Mac, there are also a number of global keyboard shortcuts for your computer which can be extremely useful when working or playing.

RELATED: Can you use FaceTime on Windows?

Try creating your own Mac keyboard cheat sheet by copying and pasting the most relevant keyboard shortcuts and placing them in an accessible location like your physical or digital desktop.

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