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#54915 - 06/15/20 04:28 PM "jabber" in Contacts?
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
When I want to edit an entry in Contacts, home (just above the home mailing address) has User Name in gray and then a popup menu that says Jabber. Clicking the up-down arrows shows a range of choices, including Yahoo and Facebook.

What is this? When I'm finished editing and click Done, Jabber is no longer in evidence. However, "FaceTime" appears in the contact window between two lines. What is this all about?
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#54920 - 06/16/20 09:23 AM Re: "jabber" in Contacts? [Re: jchuzi]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
I never really paid attention to what you just described, but here is my take on it. And yes, I see the same things.

Some people have User Names that are different from their "normal" name. For example, Mary Smith could be "Sky Pilot" on Skype. The entry on the Contact card allows for this information. And this user name could be for a work or home (non-work) account, hence the options.

Regarding the "FaceTime" line, if the mobile phone number is an iPhone, when you hover the cursor over that line, the option to make a FaceTime call, either audio or video, to the person is available. This is a nice feature that avoids the need of a cellular connection and relies only on an Internet connection. Useful for international travel or when calling from a non-cellular device, like a computer.
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#54923 - 06/16/20 10:47 AM Re: "jabber" in Contacts? [Re: Ira L]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Thanks, Ira. I never knew about either of those things.
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macOS 10.15.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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