Cupertino, California - Tech giant Apple Inc. has made it possible for users with Android phones and Windows laptops to hop on FaceTime calls as part of the new iOS 15 update.
With the new update, iPhone and Android users will be able to jump on a FaceTime call using a link, similar to the popular video chat app, Zoom.
Below is how you can join FaceTime calls with iOS 15, no matter what device is being used.
How to start a FaceTime call with Android or Windows users
Open the FaceTime app on your phone.
Tap Create Link.
A screen will slide up from the bottom that says FaceTime Link. You can click Add Name to enter a name for your chat.
On the same screen, you'll see options to share the link through text, email, Twitter, calendar or other apps you have on your phone. Or, you can copy and paste the link yourself.
To join the call yourself, tap the name of the chat you just created, and tap Join.
When the Android or Windows user clicks the link, it will take them to a waiting room where you can allow them to join the call by tapping a check next to their name.
How to join a FaceTime call using Android or Windows
Open the FaceTime link from wherever it was shared with you.
The link will open in your browser (you'll need the latest version of Chrome or Edge). Enter your name, and tap Continue.
The screen will say "Waiting to be let in," until the person who invited you approves you to join the call.
Apple Inc.: https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-15/features/