The possibility of joining FaceTime video calls via Android or Windows devices is was one of the innovations announced by Apple in its WWDC 2021 keynote along with iOS 15. Thanks to it, users of other platforms that do not belong to Apple can use the Cupertino video call service.
Although make FaceTime video calls from Android or Windows it's not as easy as doing it from an Apple device. Effectively, there isn't even a FaceTime app for other devices. Therefore, today we will explain, step by step, how to do it.
Join FaceTime calls from your browser
You can make FaceTime video calls via your Android phone or your Windows PC.
Apple itself explains that, to make a FaceTime call using an Android or Windows device, you must have the latest version available of Chrome or Edge browsers, with support for the H.264 video codec.
If you meet that requirement, you already have everything you need to join a FaceTime video call. What follows will be follow i steps to join a call:
- Ask a user with an Apple device to send you a "FaceTime Link," the link you need to join the video call.
- Copy and paste that link into your browser to enter FaceTime.
- If necessary, authorize the FaceTime website to access the phone's camera and microphone.
FaceTime video calls are available through the browser.
It's that easy join a FaceTime call via Android or Windows. According to Apple, the operation of these video calls is the same as if they were made using one of its devices, with end-to-end encryption to protect the privacy of participants.
At the moment, Apple has not revealed the availability of this feature, but everything indicates that the possibility of share FaceTime links will come along with the update to iOS 15. Therefore, in the meantime we will have to settle for Zoom and the rest of the alternatives to FaceTime.