At WWDC 2021, Apple announced it will finally make FaceTime available to Android and Windows users, via the web.
Maybe it has something to do with recent lawsuits, or maybe not, but Apple is opening its ecosystem for the first time.
Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. There is a catch though, they will only be able to do so via the web. As such, FaceTime would simply become more of a Zoom and G-Meet competitor, than a truly mobile video calling app.
On the upside, by bringing FaceTime to the web, Apple is also adding some interesting features like the ability to schedule and generate a link for your upcoming video calls and share it with people in advance.
Apple did not provide a concrete release date for the updated FaceTime, but it seems likely to launch in the fall alongside iOS 15.
During WWDC, Apple also announced several other FaceTIme updates that will come with iOS 15: a new grid view option, a voice isolation feature to improve sound rendering quality, spatial audio support, and the option to blur your background during calls.
When we tell you it will be like Zoom, that’s exactly what we mean.
And if you have totally missed WWDC 2021, this 23-minute compact version of the event is for you, courtesy of The Verge:
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