No more FaceTime FOMO: How to use the iPhone app on Android or Windows


Announced at WWDC, Apple’s iOS 15 update allows people with Android and Windows devices to join FaceTime calls. Like this

In iOS 15, you’ll be able to join FaceTime calls from your iPhone, Android, or Windows device.

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Android and Windows users have a reason to celebrate: Soon, you’ll be able to connect with friends running your iPhone over FaceTime calls. Apple revealed the news in its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, along with many others Updates for iOS, iPadOS and MacOS.

FaceTime is getting several upgrades in the upcoming iOS 15 Operating system that will make it more like and work zoom and Microsoft TeamsIncluding interactive grid view and the ability to schedule calls. New OS will also bring local audio For FaceTime, that will make people’s voices sound like they’re approaching from their position on the screen for a more natural feel. But perhaps the most exciting is opening up access to non-Apple devices – at least when using a web browser.

iOS 15 will generally be released in the fall. (here is How to Download Developer Beta Version Now.) Once you’ve downloaded the new operating system, here’s how you’ll be able to join FaceTime calls, no matter what device you’re using.

How to join a FaceTime call from your Android or Windows device?

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Android and Windows users can join a FaceTime call from their browser, if they have the link.

If you’re using an Android or Windows device and have a friend or family member with an Apple device, they can send you a link to a FaceTime call via text, email, WhatsApp, or a calendar invite. Once you find the link, all you have to do is click on it, and it will open in your browser. You can join the call from there. this much only!

One caveat for this update: To schedule or initiate FaceTime calls, you must have an Apple device and an Apple account. Then, you can create a shareable link to invite other people, who can connect from their browsers on Android or Windows devices — no Apple account required. But those participants will not be able to enter the call unless the Apple user who set it up approves them.

Apple noted at WWDC that even on the web, FaceTime calls are always end-to-end encrypted.

For more information, see FaceTime Tips and Tricks and Everything else to know about iOS 15.

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