FaceTime is a video-chat application developed for Apple products and can also be accessed on Android devices with an extension or browser plug-in. Apple devices such as iPhones, Macs and iPads all include FaceTime as a great way to stay in touch with friends and family all around the world.
FaceTime app is one of the easiest video chatting applications available. Preinstalled on all Apple products, it provides you with a means of easily communicating over data or WiFi with friends who also own an iPhone – even up to 32 people on one call at one time! Plus it comes complete with fun extras such as stickers, filters, animated shapes and picture in picture features that add a personal touch and enhance video calls.
iOS brings with it some features that make FaceTime even more competitive among video messaging apps, including a system-wide voice isolation toggle that forces the device microphone to filter out noise not coming from speakers, and a background effect filter using artificial Portrait mode to blur any background. Furthermore, Live Photos are now possible during calls as well as being able to record all or part of a call with one tap of a button.
FaceTime differs from many video conference apps in that it uses your existing contact and phone number lists to quickly determine who has an iPhone and can join an audio or video call. You can easily create a link for non-Apple users by selecting “Create Link” in the top left corner of the app; just add any details about your call in this message box before copying and pasting into other applications like Snapchat, WhatsApp or Twitter!
FaceTime for Android is an impressive web-based version, boasting some nice tricks. The app supports various video resolutions and offers video conference controls at the top of the screen to mute or unmute microphone, show or hide video, flip camera and more. While not as user-friendly as iPhone’s dedicated FaceTime app, Android users will still find FaceTime useful as an introductory form of video chatting; unfortunately though you won’t be able to take advantage of features like screen sharing or screenshot button as these aren’t supported on Android yet.