In iOS 15, you’ll be able to join a FaceTime call from your iPhone, Android or Windows device.
Announced at WWDC, Apple’s iOS 15 update allows people with Android and Windows devices to join FaceTime calls. Here’s how.
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The days when you needed an iPhone, iPad or Mac to FaceTime will soon be over, and soon, you’ll be able to join your iPhone-wielding friends on FaceTime calls. In a move widely seen as Apple’s answer to Zoom video calls, the software giant is making it possible for people who have Android phones and Windows laptops to hop on FaceTime calls — no iPhone required.
That isn’t to say that Apple devices are cut out of the process. In fact, they’re still so much part of the heart of FaceTime that the system will rely on the upcoming iOS 15 operating system to look and work more like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. In addition to speaking with others outside Apple’s bubble, FaceTime updates will include a new grid view and the ability to schedule calls.
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Most people will have to wait to try out FaceTime with Android and Windows users after the iOS 15 beta arrives next month, or when the finished iOS 15 product arrives in the fall. (Here’s how to download the developer beta version now.) But we can walk you through how you’ll be able to join FaceTime calls now, no matter what device you’re using.
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