Reactions add a 3D effect to FaceTime calls automatically when certain gestures are detected. Reactions are activated by hand gestures when they are performed away from the face and held in place. Reactions can also be shown when selected from the FaceTime Reactions menu during a call.
FaceTime can be used on Apple TV with tvOS 17 or later installed. This is achieved by using Continuity Camera, which uses a nearby iPhone or iPad camera to stream FaceTime video to the Apple TV. FaceTime calls can be started from the Apple TV directly or on an Apple mobile device, and displayed on your TV.
With the surge in remote work and video calling many have gotten used to seeing other people's rooms behind them. Sometimes a fake digital background can be fun, but for other situations it may not be appropriate. The easiest and fastest way to put the focus on your face is to automatically blur the background on a video call. FaceTime now has this capability on iOS 15 and later.
Yes, Apple offers FaceTime calls to Android users.
From your Android device, a FaceTime call can be joined using a link opened in a web browser. You must receive a link to the active FaceTime call from the Apple user who initiated the call.
FaceTime can now be used across platforms, with Android phones or Windows devices connecting for video calls on Apple hardware. Formerly only Apple devices could make and accept FaceTime calls. Calls take place using a compatible web browser on the Android or Windows device, with iOS, macOS, or iPadOS version 15 or later on the Apple side.
Other improvements to FaceTime have been included with iOS 15, such as SharePlay. SharePlay makes it possible to watch videos, listen to music, and share your screen during FaceTime calls.