What you'll need to get started
A webcam so you can let people see you (optional for bad hair days).
An internet connection.*
A computer or mobile device with a microphone and speakers or a headset attached.
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* We recommend a broadband connection. This will improve the quality of your video and voice calls. On mobile devices we recommend WiFi or your mobile data plan.