Emoticons can also be paired with other effects to double the fun! Enhance your webcam photos using a range of brush sizes and colors, or try freestyle drawing using your fingers on the touch-screen.
Photo presets let you easily and quickly adjust the mood and artistic feel of your pictures.
Rotate and crop webcam photos to extract the best parts for sharing.
Thankfully, that changed when a peer introduced me to a free online video chatting company.
While some of the features are pay-only, much of the service is free.
One-to-one Skype voice and video calls are free to anyone else in the world with a Skype account and a Web connection.
I don’t remember the company’s name, and I’m sure it’s long-since gone extinct and been replaced by newer evolutions, but back then it opened up my world in ways I’d never dreamed possible.
It gave me the chance to spend hours talking with my boyfriend face-to-face – even though we lived more than 200 miles apart.
While it’s come a long way since its infancy at the turn of the millennium, I’m constantly surprised by how people so often fail to make the most of it.