FaceTime is available on Android and Windows over the web

 FaceTime has become an alternative to Zoom

FaceTime is available on Android and Windows over the web

Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During the keynote at WWDC, Apple announced that FaceTime will be available on the web so that users can call from Android devices and Windows PCs. The video calling service was previously only available on iOS devices and Mac.

Apple is turning FaceTime into a Zoom-like video calling service with this update. FaceTime will also allow you to get a link to a scheduled call that you can share with people in advance and join at the right time.

A release date was not immediately announced. It looks like web features will be rolling out with iOS 15 in the fall.

Apple has announced a number of other FaceTime updates coming in iOS 15 as well. There is a new grid view option, a sound isolation feature to improve sound quality, support for spatial audio, and a background blur option using Portrait Mode.

There is also a major new feature called SharePlay. SharePlay will allow a group of people to watch or listen to the same thing simultaneously. The feature allows you to pull songs and videos or share your screen. Some major names are out there to support the feature, including Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Twitch. Apple Music and Apple TV Plus also support it, of course.

Virtual viewing parties have become popular during the pandemic, and SharePlay really dives into it. This feature shows that Apple hopes to turn FaceTime into a hangout space and not just a way to make convenient video calls with your relatives.

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