Apple’s upcoming iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey will expand the reach of FaceTime by allowing users on Android and Windows to join a FaceTime call by clicking a shared link.
Users of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey will be able to create a link to a FaceTime conversation that can be shared with other users. This will allow users of other device platforms to join in on a FaceTime call via a web browser. FaceTime calls on the web remain end-to-end encrypted, so privacy is not compromised.
Users of other platforms can join a one-on-one or group FaceTime call or a group FaceTime call. However, an iOS user needs to start the FaceTime call and send out a link.
Non-Apple users can join calls using the newest versions of Chrome or Edge. Video requires H.264 video encoding support.
Other updates and improvements to FaceTime in the new operating systems include Portrait mode support, Voice Isolation mode for drowning out background noise, Spatial audio support, a new SharePlay feature to let you watch and share your screen while watching movies and listening to music.