By Kristen Evangelista

 

As we all know, the new today involves a lot more video chats, Zoom meetings, phone calls, etc. versus the typical face to face communication. I am hoping this has an end sometime soon, but in the meantime, what if I want to have a FaceTime chat with more than one person?

 

In the FaceTime app, you are able to invite up to 32 participants to a Group FaceTime call. Here is how you do it:

  1. In FaceTime, tap + at the top right.
  2. Type the names or the phone numbers of the people you want to call in the entry field at the top to the right of To:. Your other option is to tap the to open Contacts and add people from there.
  3. Tap video to make a video call or tap Audio to make a FaceTime audio call.

Each person appears in a tile on the screen. When someone speaks, or you tap the tile, that tile will move to

the front and becomes more prominent. There are only so many tiles that can fit on the screen at once, so ones that don’t fit will show up in a row at the bottom. When you are looking for someone you can’t see, just swipe through

the row. (If a person does not have an image, the tile might just have initials).

If you want to start a Group FaceTime call from a group Message conversation with all the same people:

  1. In the Messages conversation, tap the profile pictures, or the , at the top of the conversation.
  2. Tap FaceTime

Enjoy your chats!

 

 


Kristen Evangelista

With multiple years of experience in customer service across many industries, Kristen brings her upbeat and positive attitude to the Network 1 team. She is dedicated to meeting clients’ needs so they can achieve greatness through Worry-Free IT.

kevangelista@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7640

Network 1 Consulting is a 21-year-old IT Support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices. Our IT experts can fix computers – but what our clients value most are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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