Android and Windows users can finally join FaceTime calls. During the WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime will be available on the web, allowing users to dial in from Android devices and Windows PCs. The video calling service was previously only available on iOS and Mac devices.
Apple is turning FaceTime into a bit more of a Zoom-like video calling service with this update. FaceTime also lets you grab a link to a scheduled call so you can share it with people ahead of time and join in at the right time.
A release date was not immediately announced. It sounds like the features will launch in the fall with iOS 15.
Apple has also announced a number of other FaceTime updates for iOS 15. There’s a new grid display option, a voice isolation feature to improve sound quality, spatial audio support, and the option to blur your background with “portrait mode.”
There is also an important new feature called SharePlay. SharePlay allows a group of people to watch or listen to the same thing at the same time. With this feature, you can record songs, videos or share your screen. Some big names are on board to support the feature, including Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Twitch. Apple Music and Apple TV Plus also support it, of course.
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