The Family Video Calling Guide from Dakota County … everything you need to know to connect online over the holidays

This is a Thanksgiving gift from David Asp at Dakota County. Many folks got to know David better at the Broadband Conference this year. And now you know what a font of wisdom he is. Today he shares The Family Video Calling Guide

This guide provides an overview of six commonly used video call applications. Its purpose is to help you stay in touch with friends and family during this period of limited travel and in-person contact. The applications highlighted in this guide were selected for their cost (all are free), ease of use, device compatibility, and minimal need to create user accounts. Features and requirements of video call applications change constantly. The information in this guide is current as of the date of publication. You are welcome to share with friends and family members, but please note that Dakota County does not promote or support any tools included in this document.

It looks specifically at Apple Facetime, Facebook Rooms, Free Conference Call, Google Meet, Microsoft and Zoom

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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