FaceTime allows you to talk in groups of up to 32 people at a time. This is a great option for connecting family, friends and colleagues. The speaker video tiles automatically grow to make it easier to track who is speaking.
With iOS 15, Apple has taken things a step further by allowing even Android and Windows users to participate in FaceTime calls. This ensures that no one in the group is left behind. Are you excited? Learn how to group FaceTime on your iPhone and iPad.
Before you start:
- Group FaceTime requires:
- iOS 12.1.4 or later iPhone 6s or later, or iPod touch (7th generation).
- iPad OS 12.1.4 or later iPad Pro or later, iPad Air 2 or later, iPad (5th generation) or later, iPad mini 4 or later.
- Earlier models of iPhones and iPads running iOS / iPadOS 12.1.4 can join GroupFaceTime calls as audio participants.
- Enable FaceTime By going to Setting → FaceTime..
How to group FaceTime on iPhone
- Open the FaceTime app.
- Tap New FaceTime..
If you are using iOS 14, + The icon on the upper right.
- In To: Section, add contact information Use your name, phone number, or email.
- Tap Green plus icon Add more people (up to 32).
- Interesting additional information: After adding a person, the process takes 1 second and the name is blue (if you have an Apple device with FaceTime enabled) or green (if you don’t have an Apple device or FaceTime is turned off) It changes to. In this case, you will be given the option to invite with a message. )
- Tap when you’re done FaceTime Start a group call.
Have you already attended a group conference call and noticed that you couldn’t add one of your peers? no problem!Swipe up on the active FaceTime call screen → tap Add people → Enter your friend’s name → Tap Add people..
During a group call, swipe or tap the screen to see useful icons for switching between front and rear cameras, mute, speaker, red leaf icon, and more.
How to make a Group Face Time call from an iMessage group
Group chat is an exciting feature of iMessage. Everyone can exchange and share media in one place to bring a group of family and friends closer together. In addition, it’s easier to call iMessage group members. Method is as follows.
- Move to message Open the desired group.
- For iOS15:Tap Video call icon Select in the upper right FaceTime video..
- For iOS14: Tap the group photo or the displayed location [number] People> → Tap FaceTime Start a group video call.
Group FaceTime on Android or Windows
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, you can enjoy Group Face Time calls from your Android or Windows PC via Chrome or Microsoft Edge. You can’t start FaceTime calls from devices other than Apple. However, you can join and join FaceTime calls using Samsung Galaxy, Pixel, HP, Dell, Surface, or such devices.
Check out our detailed and easy-to-understand guide on how to use FaceTime on Android and Windows.
How to join or unsubscribe from a GroupFaceTime call
Join a group FaceTime video call
When someone invites you to a group FaceTime call, it will appear as a regular incoming FaceTime call. Call us from here to join us.
However, if you choose to decline the Group FaceTime call, you will be notified. Tap it to join a group call as long as it is still active.
End a group FaceTime video call
Are you interested anymore?Tap Leave the red button End a group FaceTime call. This button is at the top of the screen. When you end a call, the call remains active if more than one person is in the call.
How to use grid view with FaceTime in iOS15
During a Group FaceTime call, the participant’s video feed is reduced to a small floating tile. And those who speak, their tiles are automatically expanded.But with iOS 15, Apple has added a new option called Grid view People seem to like it.
When you enable FaceTime grid view, the tiles of group participants will appear as nice square boxes. And for those who are talking, their tiles are highlighted with white outlines.
Here’s how to use the grid view in a GroupFaceTime call:
- If you are on an active group call screen Show options.
- Tap Person name + [number] Active person> It is in the upper right.
- Tap Grid layout.. It turns white to indicate that it is enabled.
- Tap Done GroupFaceTime Continues the call.
Spice up your GroupFaceTime experience
- SharePlay: SharePlay allows you to share your screen with FaceTime and sync with your friends to enjoy movies and music. Learn more about all of this exciting feature.
- Blur the background: If you’re using an iPhone with an A12 Bionic chip (iPhone XS or later), you can blur the background of FaceTime video calls to make them look better. My best friend Mehak will tell you more about how to blur the background here.
- Add camera effect: FaceTime During a video call, you can add effects such as emoji instead of faces. You can also add shapes, text, stickers, and more to liven up your conversation. Here’s how to use FaceTime effects on your iPhone and iPad:
- Take a live photo during a FaceTime call: Finally, did you know that you can capture live photos during a FaceTime call? This is useful for saving memories, and later you can even turn it into a GIF!
Here’s how to start, join, unsubscribe, and enjoy Group FaceTime calls on your iPhone and iPad. I hope you find this simple guide useful. If you have other related queries, please share them in the comments section below.
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