Android and Windows users will now be able to make phone calls through FaceTime, Apple officially announced at the event WWDC o Worldwide Developers Conference.
The company announced that FaceTime will be available on the web so that people can call from their Android devices and Microsoft computers.
It must be remembered that until now, this video calling function was only available on iOS and Mac devices.
With this update, it appears that Apple is turning FaceTime into a video calling service similar to Zoom.
The tool will now allow you to schedule a call, create a link, and share it with other people so they can join the session at the right time.
Although there is no release date for this yet, it is assumed that it may arrive with iOS 15.
Apple also announced other FaceTime updates likely to arrive in the fall. There will be a new option to view the grid, a sound isolation feature to improve sound quality, support for spatial audio, and the ability to blur the background in portrait mode.
Another novelty is the SharePlay tool, which will allow a group of people to see or listen to the same thing at the same time. This way you can share the screen with videos or songs.
Some of the platforms that will work with this new tool are Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, Twitch, Apple Music, and Apple TV.
With this announcement, it’s clear that Apple’s intent is for FaceTime to become a meeting space and not just a tool for making video calls with acquaintances.