FaceTime comes to Android. Yes, you heard it right. Android and windows can now FaceTime with their iOS user friends. Apple has announced at its WWDC keynote, that FaceTime is going to be available on the web so that all the users having Android phones and Windows PCs can use it. FaceTime was previously exclusive for iOS and Mac devices.
With the new update, Apple is making FaceTime similar to Zoom. There will be a link for a scheduled video call that can be shared with everyone in advance. People can then simply join in with the link when it’s time.
When this feature will make its debut hasn’t been announced yet, but it looks like it is going to debut in the fall along with iOS 15.
FaceTime will also receive several updates in the iOS 15. Like, there will be a new grid view option, a voice isolation feature that will improve the sound quality, spatial audio support, and also the option to blur the background in your video using the “portrait mode.”
Another very interesting feature coming to FaceTime is called SharePlay. This feature will allow the people in the call to watch or listen to the same thing at the same time. Using this feature you can include your songs, videos, or even share your screen. Some apps which have come up that can be shared are Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Twitch. Apple TV Plus and Apple Music are also included in the list.
Virtual watch parties have become a common phenomenon since the onset of the pandemic. SharePlay further supports it. With these features, FaceTime will not be just another video calling app, but it will be a place where you can virtually hang out with your friends and family.