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A new Apple feature allows anyone to join a FaceTime call from their browser. With FaceTime links in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, you don’t need an Apple device to chat with someone via FaceTime. You can’t create a FaceTime link without an Apple device, but you can join a FaceTime call when an Apple user shares a link with you.
Creating and Sending a FaceTime Link
- Open the FaceTime app and tap Create Link (your iPhone or iPad must be on iOS 15 or later).
- Tap Add Name and give the meeting a name; tap OK.
- Send the link via Messages, Mail, or any other supported apps in the Share menu.
Joining a FaceTime call
After receiving and opening an invitation link, enter your name and “Continue;” you will then, be given a “Join” option — wait for the host to join with you.
FaceTime options during a session
- Use the Microphone button to mute your mic or turn it back on.
- Click the Camera button on and off depending on your needs and objective. It allows for privacy.
- Full-screen button allows you to focus on the whole screen as one or partition it to multitask.
- The Flip Camera button will show your back.
- Use Grid Layout to see the people in a Group FaceTime calls in tiles arranged in a grid. The speaker highlights automatically so it is easy to know who is speaking. Then Select the Participant List and Settings Menu button.
- Select the Grid Layout button. In turn, select it again to turn it off.