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iOS 14: Changes in FaceTime app

With iOS 14 it now becomes easier to join and manage group video calls. Using the FaceTime appyou can invite up to 32 participants to a Group FaceTime call. Here’s how you can access the new Group FaceTime feature of the FaceTime app.

Start a Group FaceTime call

  1. In FaceTime, tap ‘+’ at the top right.
  2. Type the names or numbers of the people you want to call in the entry field at the top.You can also tap ‘+’ to open Contacts and add people from there.
  3. Tap Video to make a video call or tap Audio to make a FaceTime audio call.

Start a Group FaceTime call from a group Messages conversation

In a group Messages conversation, you can initiate a Group FaceTime call with all the same people you’re chatting within the Messages conversation.

  1. In the Messages conversation.
  2. Tap the profile picturesat the top of the conversation.
  3. Tap FaceTime.

Add another person to a call

Any participant can add another person at any time during a Group FaceTime call.

  1. During a FaceTime call, tap the screen to open the controls, swipe up from the top of the controls, then tap Add Person.
  2. Type the name, Apple ID, or phone number of the person you want to add in the entry field at the top.
  3. Or tap ‘+’ to add someone from Contacts.
  4. Tap Add Person to FaceTime.

Join a Group FaceTime call

If someone invites you to join a group FaceTime call, it will appear on your screen from where you can answer or decline the call. If you decline the call

When someone invites you to join a Group FaceTime call, you see the incoming call. If you decline the call, you receive a notification that you can tap to join the call at any time while it’s active.

Leave a Group FaceTime call

To leave a group call at any time, tap cross.

The call remains active if two or more participants remain.

 


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