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FaceTime will receive several upgrades in the near futureoperating system that makes it look and work more like and , including a participant roster and the ability to schedule calls. The new operating system also brings to FaceTime, making people’s voices sound as if they’re coming from their position on the screen for a more natural feel. But perhaps the most exciting thing is opening access to non-Apple devices – at least when using a web browser.
iOS 15 is generally released in the fall (here is’now). After you download the new operating system, here’s how to join FaceTime calls regardless of the device you’re using.
Join a FaceTime call from your Android or Windows device
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 calendar invite. Once you have received the link, all you have to do is click on it and it will open in your browser. You can join the conversation from there. That is it!
One caveat with this update: To schedule or start a FaceTime call, you need an Apple device and an Apple account. Then you can create a shareable link to invite others, who can join from their browser on Android or Windows devices – no Apple account needed. But those participants can’t join the conversation until the Apple user who set it up approves them.
Apple noted at WWDC that even on the Internet, FaceTime calls are always end-to-end encrypted.
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