How to do Group Calls on FaceTime – FaceTime is an Apple app that transmits video and audio signals across the telephone. It works only on Apple devices and independently of the normal call software of Apple devices. In simple terms, it’s a calling app that works only on Apple devices and offers video or audio calling options.
It doesn’t need airtime to operate as it works with an internet connection. It was released at the same time as the iPhone 4 which implies to an extent that FaceTime does not work on Apple devices before the iPhone 4. Most Apple devices introduced after the year 2011 including the iPad 2 and Apple watches support FaceTime.
At launch, FaceTime did not support group calls but it needed to keep up with the other calls services like Skype and Zoom so it did with time. FaceTime offers group calls of up to 30 people simultaneously, very impressive for the fact that it almost meets Skype’s 50.
In times like this, when we can’t see or reach one another at once, group or conference calls becomes the best option. We could talk to loved ones and relations, conduct business meetings and presentations or even meet new people. This article is going to guide you on making a conference call on FaceTime.
How to Make FaceTime Group Call
FaceTime calls work by establishing a connection between two supported devices. Supported devices are Apple devices that support and have the FaceTime app.
To use FaceTime you have to register your call details with it. Those details include a phone number or email address. This info enables people to call you via the app on any Apple device it is registered to. For instance, anytime someone calls you via FaceTime app, it would ring on all devices that phone number or email address is attached to.
This is the default settings and it works very well with Mac devices, although it can be changed. You can do this by checking out the app Preferences.
Setting up a group call on FaceTime can be done in two ways:
Setting Up A Group Call on FaceTime
- Open the FaceTime app and tap on the + button at the top corner of your screen.
- Type or select the name or mobile number of the person you want to call.
- You are to enter or select everyone’s call info who you want in the group call.
- Select your call’s mode, Video or Audio.
Setting Up A Group Call Using Messages
- Open the messaging app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Start a new group conversation and select the people you want in it by tapping on their avatars or icons.
- Tap on “FaceTime”.
FaceTime video calls allow you to see how you look on the call thereby giving you a view of yourself. It also supports high definition video calls depending on the camera system of your device.