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Apple is bringing FaceTime to Android and Windows - via the browser

Apple is bringing FaceTime to Android and Windows – via the browser

There will be a little more like FaceTime Zoom, Apple’s video chat app: Apple may also use the software on Android and Windows in the future.

In the course of the developer conference WWDC 2021 And the introduction of new functions iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Apple has announced that it will be bringing FaceTime to Android and Windows as well. The company seems to be sticking to the app as an alternative to the Zoom or Google encounter, but Apple does not have its own FaceTime apps for both operating systems.

FaceTime for Android and Windows comes via Chrome or Edge

FaceTime solution for many Apple users, video chats with family or friends. So far, like many Apple apps, it is only available on its own iOS and MacOS operating systems – with the announcement of iOS 15 macOS 12: Apple users will be able to send call links to their contacts via email, WhatsApp or Calendar in the future. These can then be used by Android or Windows users to participate in video chats.

You can receive calls on non-Apple operating systems using a browser such as Edge or Chrome. Conditions Applications support the H.264 video codec. Apple insists that FaceTime calls are still encrypted from the end.

Facebook description from Apple: Beautiful iPhone next to the ugly Android smartphone with dense bezels and a zenith. (Image: Apple)

Facebook for Android and Windows with limited functionality

Apple has announced several updates for FaceTime, which will be available in the fall. There is a new option for grid view and a function for voice isolation to improve sound quality during video calls. There is support for spatial audio and the option to focus on the background.

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IOS 15 brings many new FaceTime functions for sharing content on iPhones – not all are available for the web version. (Image: Apple)

Other innovations include “share play”, in which multiple users can watch videos or listen to music together and exchange ideas over video or chat. These functions are not fully available to users of third-party sites. The note in the footer, which requires a subscription for shared content, indicates that iOS and Android users will soon be able to watch movies together.

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