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.
FaceTime has helped bring video calling into the mainstream. While video chats are convenient for call participants, they can still encounter awkward moments. Apple has tried to correct one of the main problems with FaceTime in the release of iOS 14. Eye contact correction automatically remaps the direction of your pupils during a FaceTime call, giving all callers the appearance of making direct eye contact with each other.
Group FaceTime calls support up to 32 people on the same video chat. While this helps connect more people at once across Apple devices, calls with many participants can get busy. FaceTime automatically decides which face to make larger on the screen. This feature is known as Automatic Prominence, which moves tiles and enlarges the box with the person actively speaking.