Now You Can Also Use FaceTime Via the Web
Yesterday was a significant day for Apple as it held the 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference. The keynote address went well, with plenty of new features and apps presented for the coming year. Of these, one of the most notable news included FaceTime becoming available for Android and Windows via web browsers.
Previously only available for Mac and iPhone, Apple is looking to present FaceTime in a similar way as Zoom. You can share a video conference link with others so that they can attend your meeting online. It’ll also let you schedule calls so that they can prepare in advance and arrive on time with calendar appointments.
No launch date is available as yet, but Apple seems to indicate that it may appear during the same period as the iOS 15 release. Of course, the new web version isn’t the only FaceTime news, as the FT iOS app will also receive plenty of new features. We can expect some of these to integrate with the new web modular design so that you can easily connect to meetings from Android or Windows members.
One new feature called SharePlay will follow in Teleplay’s footsteps. You’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music with friends. For all intents and purposes, it looks like Apple wants FaceTime to become the new place you chill and hang out in your free time.