Thanks to iOS 15, you can make a FaceTime video call on Android or Windows from now on, we will tell you how to do so in this article.
The option to participate in FaceTime video calls through Android or Windows devices was one of the new features announced by Apple at its WWDC 2021 keynote along with iOS 15. Thanks to it, users of other non-Apple platforms can use for the first time Cupertino’s video calling service.
Although making FaceTime video calls from Android or Windows is not as easy as doing it from an Apple device. There is not even a FaceTime app for other devices. That’s why today we’re going to explain, step by step, how to do it.
How to make a FaceTime video call on Android or Windows through web browser?
Apple itself explains that to make a FaceTime call using an Android or Windows device, you need to have the latest available version of Chrome or Edge browsers, with support for the H.264 video codec.
In case you meet that requirement, you already have everything you need to join a FaceTime video call. Next, follow the steps to join a call:
- Ask a user with an Apple device to send you a “FaceTime Link,” the link needed to join the video call.
- Copy and paste that link into your browser to join FaceTime.
- If necessary, give the FaceTime website permission to access your phone’s camera and microphone.
That’s how easy it is to join a FaceTime call via Android or Windows. According to Apple, the operation of these video calls is identical to using one of its devices, with end-to-end encryption to keep participants’ privacy safe.
For the moment, Apple has not disclosed the availability of this feature, but everything suggests that the ability to share FaceTime links will arrive with the update to iOS 15. In the meantime, we will have to make do with Zoom and the other alternatives to FaceTime.