Take a Live Photo in FaceTime on Mac
When you’re on a FaceTime video call with one or more people, you can take a Live Photo of one of the participants to capture a moment from the call. You both receive a notification that the photo was taken, and the Live Photo is added to your Photos library. See FaceTime Live Photo requirements.
Set up FaceTime for Live Photos
In the FaceTime app on your Mac, choose FaceTime > Settings, then click General.
Select the “Allow Live Photos to be captured during Video calls” checkbox. (This option is unavailable during a call.)
When you select this option, you’re also allowing others to take Live Photos of you.
Set up Photos for Live Photos in FaceTime
The Photos app doesn’t need to be open when you capture a Live Photo, but you need to have opened it at least once to store a photo in the library.
Open the Photos app on your Mac if you haven’t opened it before.
Take a Live Photo
In the FaceTime app on your Mac, do one of the following during a video call:
In a one-on-one call: Select the FaceTime window.
In a group call: Double-click the tile of the person you want to take a Live Photo of.
Click the Take Picture button (or tap Live Photo on the Touch Bar during a one-on-one call).
When you take a Live Photo of someone, or someone takes a Live Photo of you, you both receive a notification.
Note: If you can’t take a Live Photo of someone, make sure both of you have set up FaceTime for Live Photos.
In the Photos app on your Mac, browse to locate the Live Photo.