Apple changed the video chat game with FaceTime, and although there is much competition around you in the Apple Ecosystem, FaceTime is there. It is preinstalled on all devices, so if anyone has a Mac or an iOS device, they also have FaceTime.
This ubiquit is what FaceTime does so well, because nobody needs to wonder if the person they call has any particular app installed or not. But while everyone has it, how exactly do you use it?
Making a FaceTime Call on an iPhone or iPad
Making a FaceTime call on an iPhone or iPad requires the same process to follow if you use Apple's phone or tablet, so we'll cover both of them. We use iPhone screenshots, but if you're using an iPad, the interface is basically the same, if it's a bit more spacious.
To get started, and we probably do not need to explain this section, continue and open the FaceTime app on your iPhone or iPad.
Click the "+" icon in the top right corner of the screen to start a new FaceTime call.
Then you start typing the name of the person you want to add to a new FaceTime call. If you prefer, you can instead tap the "+" icon to the right of the "To" box and select your recipients manually, but the typing method is the easiest and fastest method.
If the person you are looking for has a device with FaceTime enabled, their contact will be colored blue. If gray, they can not get FaceTime calls.
Once you've found the person you want to add a call, click on their name. You can repeat this process for up to 31 participants from iOS 12.1 and macOS Mojave 10.14.1 (FaceTime supports 32 people, but one of them is you). After selecting all, press either the "Audio" or "Video" button to initiate the call.
Create a FaceTime call on a Mac
Making a FaceTime call on a Mac is probably easier than doing on an iPhone or iPad , but start again by opening the FaceTime app. Our suggested way to do this is to press Command + Space to open Spotlight, type "FaceTime" to search for the app, and then press the Return button when it appears. Alternatively, if it's in your Dock-like it's on any new Mac data, it's also clicking well.
With FaceTime open now, click on the search box and start typing the name of the person you want to call. When you see their name, click it or tap Return.
After adding all the people you want to call up to 32 participants (including you) from iOS 12.1 and macOS Mojave 10.14-you can click on the "Audio" or "Video" button to initiate the call. If a button is not green, this call type is not available.
Whether you are using an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you can end a call by pressing the red "End call" button as You would for a regular phone call.