If you have ever used an iPhone or have relatives or friends with an iPhone, you might have come across FaceTime. It’s the Video Over IP feature on iPhones, iPads, and Mac devices similar to how you would use the native video call feature or Google Meet, Zoom, and similar apps on Android devices. However, you can’t use FaceTime on Android as there’s no app available. But you can still join a FaceTime call on your Android. Know how?
How To Use FaceTime on Android?
Thanks to iOS 15, Android users can join a FaceTime call although they can’t start it by themselves. For better understanding, assume that you are an iPhone user asking your friend with an Android phone to join. This is how you can use FaceTime on Android.
Step #1: First up, launch the FaceTime app on an iPhone and go to ‘Create Link’.
Step #2: You need to share this link with the recipient aka Android user in this context. You can choose from the sharing tab whether from AirDrop or Gmail or Twitter, etc.
Step #3: Once the Android user gets the link, they can launch it via Motorola Edge or Google Chrome. Note that it works for both Android and Windows PCs alike using the aforementioned default browsers.
Step #4: Ask the Android/Windows user to enter their name and hit ‘Continue’.
Step #5: Next up, ask the recipients to hit the ‘Join’ button that appears on the pop-up and agree to give permissions for the camera and microphone.
Step #6: You as an Apple user will receive a request from the recipient Android user prompting you to grant a request to join that you need to allow.
Step #7: Bingo, this is how an Android user can connect to a FaceTime call with an iPhone user.
In conclusion, while FaceTime is a Video Over IP feature exclusive to Apple devices, it is now possible for Android users to join FaceTime calls thanks to the introduction of iOS 15. Although Android users cannot initiate FaceTime calls themselves, they can join calls initiated by iPhone users by following a few simple steps. The process involves the iPhone user creating a FaceTime link and sharing it with the Android user via various means such as AirDrop or Gmail. The Android user can then open the link using compatible browsers like Google Chrome and Motorola Edge on Android devices or Windows PCs. Once the link is opened, the Android user enters their name, grants necessary permissions for the camera and microphone, and joins the call. This development provides a way for Android and iPhone users to connect via FaceTime, expanding the accessibility of this popular video calling feature beyond the Apple ecosystem
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