Tuesday Tip: Group FaceTime

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: In her role as Client Manager with Network 1, Kristen is the liaison and main point of contact for clients in both the medical and financial professions. She is skilled at listening to her clients’ needs and acting as a liaison between them and the field engineers and support team.

Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, we will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.

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