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Forget. Use your , or to hold a group video chat via Apple’s video calling platform, FaceTime. Although it has not always supported group discussions, Apple is adding support for up to 32 people in early 2019. That’s enough for an entire classroom, club or extended family for what is surely a much-needed break during
Personally, I created a board game at one end of the call and then used Group FaceTime to play. At first, it sounded slippery and cheesy, but it was lots of fun and put a smile on all our faces.
Group FaceTime works on all Apple devices running iOS / iPadOS 12.1.4 or later and MacOS 10.14.3 or later. Some older iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch models ($ 195 at Back Market) which are not compatible with may still be part of Group FaceTime calls, but their participation will be limited to audio only.
How to use Group FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Start a group call in Messaging
Start a group video call directly from your group of iMessage threads by tapping the profile photos at the top of the chat. It displays a FaceTime button – press it. Each member of the group chat receives an invitation to join the group video call. Participants can come and go as they please, as long as at least one person is active in the conversation.
Use the FaceTime app
You can also start a group call in the FaceTime app yourself. Open the FaceTime app and press “+“log in in the upper right corner. Enter a number, e-mail address or select one from your contacts and then press the green Video button.
Once you have made the call, you can invite more people to join by swiping up the video call and pressing Add person.
You can also use your Mac
Make a group video call from the FaceTime app on your Mac by following the same core steps as on your iPhone or iPad. You can either click the Details button followed by the video call button in a group iMessage chat, or open the FaceTime app and enter a name, number or email address in the search field (just above your call history). Keep adding contacts until your group is ready, then click the Video Video Call button to make a call.
Have some fun during the conversation
iPhone and iPad owners will be able to have some fun with their conversations thanks to camera effects, Animoji and Memoji. When in a conversation, press the Effects button (it has a star icon) and you will be able to add stickers, use your personal Memoji or make yourself look like an animated shark to keep others entertained.
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