A few hours ago Apple held its conference, the WWDC2021 in which it has focused mainly on what is related to software. An event that has given full coverage to our colleagues of Xataka and which has announced a new feature that affects Windows users. This is the support for FaceTime on computers based on Microsoft’s operating system.
Apple and FaceTime embrace cross-platform
Apple has just announced at its WWDC 2021 developer conference that finally its video calling application for iOS and macOS, FaceTime, will be compatible with more platforms, including Windows. So now it’s time to see how it will work.
For now what we know is that it will not be an application developed exclusively for Windows or other platforms, such as Android, but it will be carried out through the web browser and the use of links.
FaceTime will have a new feature that allows sharing links anywhere and inviting people to a video call. In this way, a Windows or Android user can join a video call or call with FaceTime even if they are not using an Apple device.
Any iOS, iPadOS, or macOS user using FaceTime can start a video call and invite users from other platforms. The secret is in the browser and it will be enough to open the link and thus be able to talk to anyone.
In addition, Apple has announced that it will be possible to schedule FaceTime video calls to make them later and that in addition, all video calls will have end-to-end encryption, which guarantees the confidentiality of our data.
They have also announced other improvements related to FaceTime, such as the possibility of using a new portrait mode that automatically blurs the background, a new grid view for group video calls, or the SharePlay option, to share music, movies through Facetime, so that we can play music from Apple Music within a FaceTime call and this will be synchronized with all the people on the call.