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How to Make a FaceTime Call Between iPhone and Android



How to Make a FaceTime Call Between iPhone and Android – As you, all know in the COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing services like Zoom and Google Meet have become very popular but these are the android OS apps. Apple has its own video calling app called FaceTime. It is a great way to stay social during special events (like birthdays and holidays), the COVID-19 pandemic, or have everyday conversations.

What Is FaceTime? 

FaceTime is a video calling feature made available by Apple. Most Apple products come ready with the FaceTime app, so there’s nothing to install.

FaceTime has two features: 

  1. FaceTime video (video calling) and
  2. FaceTime audio

Both the feature works just like a regular phone call without video. Both FaceTime video and FaceTime audio can use Wi-Fi or your phone’s data plan to make the phone call. 

FaceTime is exclusively an Apple app. And before it only works between Apple devices, so users can’t FaceTime their friend with an Android or PC.

And as if now not everybody owns an iPhone and a huge market of the smartphone is covered with android devices. 

For this reason and For a change, You’ll be happy to know that you can now make a FaceTime call between iPhone and Android. If you want to test out this attractive iOS 15 feature, let me help you get started with it. Here is how you can use Facetime on Android.

First of all, Create a FaceTime Call Link:

To start a FaceTime video call between iPhone and Android, users first need to create a FaceTime link. Generating a FaceTime link is as straightforward as it can ever get.

  1. Launch the FaceTime app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Now, tap on Create Link.
  3. Next, the FaceTime app will instantly generate a link that will appear under the Upcoming section.

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To Share a FaceTime Call Link with Android Users:

Now, you have generated a FaceTime link, you can share it with your friends on Android. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2.  Now, tap on the “i” button next to the “Facetime Link” under the upcoming section.
  3. Next, choose the “Share Link” option in the menu.
  4. Next up, choose the preferred medium through which you want to share the FaceTime call link to an Android device. For instance, you can choose to share it via text message, WhatsApp, email, Messenger, and more.

How to Join FaceTime Call on Android:

It is very simple to join a FaceTime call from an Android device. Tap on the link and join the conversation subject to the approval of the person who created the link.

  1. Tap on the FaceTime link you have received on your Android device.
  2. Enter your name to join the FaceTime call. You don’t need an Apple account to take part in video calls on your Android device.
  3. Tap on the “Join” button at the top right corner of the screen. This will send a notification to the iPhone user who created the link to let you into the video call. You will see a “Waiting to be let in…” message at the bottom of the screen.
  4. The iPhone user can tap on the “check” button from the floating notification to let you join the call.
  5. And It’s done. You, an Android phone user, can now enjoy FaceTime calls with friends who own an iPhone.

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