Apple Facetime can be used via the web on Android and Windows 10

Today at your conference WWDC 2021, Apple ad The next Facetime will include several improvements, including the possibility of being able to use it via web browser on Android and Windows 10 PCs.

In a few more months, with the launch of the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 15, Facetime users will have the possibility to create a link from iPhone, iPad or Mac and share it through Messages, Calendar, Mail or third-party apps, so anyone can join a FaceTime call from their web browser at Android and Windows 10 devices.

Regarding privacy, as it happens today in devices iOS, FaceTime calls on the web will remain end-to-end encrypted, so privacy will not be compromised.

Apple also announced a new feature on Facetime, called SharePlay, which will allow you to listen to songs with friends through Apple Music, watch a television program or a movie or share your screen to view applications together.

Facetime Shareplay

SharePlay it works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and with shared playback controls, anyone in a SharePlay session can play, pause, or fast-forward. By using Apple TV, users can watch shows or movies on a big screen while connecting via FaceTime, all in sync thanks to Shareplay.

According to Apple, the Disney +, ESPN +, HBO Max, Hulu, MasterClass, Paramount +, Pluto TV, TikTok, Twitch and many others will also integrate SharePlay.

Another new feature in Facetime is Spatial Audio, which will make conversations with friends and family feel even more natural. With spatial audio, voices on a FaceTime call sound like they’re coming from where the person is on the screen, and new microphone modes separate the user’s voice from background noise.

Facetime - Portrait Mode - Background Blur
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Apple also announced that the Portrait mode It will be available for FaceTime, optimized specifically for video calls, so users can blur their background.

Facetime - Group Calls - Grid View
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Finally, when they use group calls on FaceTime, users will be able to access a new grid view, which will allow to see more users at the same time.

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