iOS 15: How to Invite Android Users to a FaceTime Call

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can enable anyone, even if they don’t have an Apple device, to join a FaceTime call with you by creating a link to a ?FaceTime? conversation that can be shared anywhere.

Using this new link facility, friends and family members who do not have an Apple account can log into a ?FaceTime? call with you using a web browser opened on any non-Apple device, whether that’s a Windows PC or an Android phone.

This effectively makes ?FaceTime? a platform-agnostic video service, although you do need to be an iOS or Mac user to start the ?FaceTime? call and send the link. Here’s how it works in ?iOS 15? and iPadOS 15.

Launch the FaceTime app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap Create Link.

Give your ?FaceTime? Link an identifiable name by tapping Add Name at the top of the Actions menu that appears.

Select a method of sharing your link from the Actions menu, e.g. over Messages or Mail.

Once you’ve sent the link and the recipient opens it, they’ll be directed to a web page where they can enter their name to join the conversation. Once they’ve joined the call, they’ll have the usual ?FaceTime? options to mute their microphone, disable video, switch the camera view, and leave the call.

For more information on all the new ?FaceTime? features in ?iOS 15?, be sure to check out our upcoming dedicated guide.Related Roundup: iOS 15Tags: Android, FaceTimeRelated Forum: iOS 15This article, “iOS 15: How to Invite Android Users to a FaceTime Call” first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

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Author: Tim Hardwick