How to make a FaceTime call on your computer or Android
Video calls are one of the best ways to keep in touch with loved ones when we are far away. FaceTime is one of the most popular apps because it is free and easy to use. With Group FaceTime you can set up a call with up to 32 people.
Tap or click here to use FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to make group calls. However, problems arise when you try to call people on different devices. For a long time, FaceTime was only available to Apple users, leaving those with Androids in the dust.
Good news: Apple’s FaceTime is no longer limited to iPhone and iPad users. Thanks to the iOS 15 update, iPhone users can now share video calls with their friends using Android phones. You can even join a FaceTime call from your computer.
FaceTime with friends on Android or Windows
You can invite anyone to join a FaceTime call, even those without an Apple device. They can join one-on-one or Group FaceTime conversations from their browser.
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Note: You can’t create a FaceTime link using Windows or a non-Apple device, but you can join a FaceTime call if someone shares a link with you.
Here’s how to join a FaceTime call when someone shares a link with you:
Open the link in your browser. You can do this on your Android device or Windows PC. Enter your name and then select Continue. You must give FaceTime permission to use your microphone and camera. Select Join. Then wait for the host of the call to let you in. Select Leave to leave the conversation.
Create a FaceTime link
If you are the one with the Apple device, you can create the FaceTime link to share with family or friends on Windows or Android device. This is how you create the link:
Open the FaceTime app and tap Create Link. Tap Add Name, type a name for the meeting, and then tap OK. This allows others to know which conversation they are participating in. Select the person you want to send the link to, or send the link from Messages, Mail, or other supported apps in the Share menu.
Your screen will look like this:
You’ll also see a few different ways you can share the link. You may want to share it via email or text. You can also use Twitter, Google Calendar, or a few other apps. You can also skip these steps and copy and paste the link.
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A few caveats: you can’t schedule FaceTime calls like you can in other video apps. You also need to start the conversation before anyone else can join in.
Have fun video chatting!