Face-time is a video calling service provided by Apple. It is an integrated internet video and audio calling app on iOS devices like iPhone, Mac, iPad, etc. .
Interestingly, you can make a FaceTime call to one or more people (up to 32 people) at a time with the FaceTime app as long as they have a Mac or other iOS device. To make a FaceTime call, users must also be connected to the internet.
However, Android users have no way to download the FaceTime app and start their own FaceTime calls. But, with the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, etc., it is possible for an Apple user to send FaceTime invite links to Android users.
So here is how an Android user can join a FaceTime call on their Android devices after an Apple user sends them an invite link for the same.
Steps to Join a FaceTime Call on Android Device
Before allowing an Android user to join the FaceTime call from their Android devices, the Apple user must ‘create a link’ and select how they want to share the link: by email, messages, Snapchat, etc.
Step 1: Once the link is received, open the link in the Google Chrome browser.
2nd step: Now in Google Chrome enter your name and hit “Continue”.
Step 3: Then click on the green “Join” button in the floating pop-up window.
Step 4: After that, the Apple user has to accept the Android user’s “join request”.
Step 5: After both users entered the call, Android user can see the whole screen with buttons to mute, flip screen, full screen, show / hide camera, exit call and more.
List of some FaceTime alternatives for Android devices
Google Hangouts is Google’s service for real-time text chat and video, which is linked to your Google ID.
The platform supports multi-person conversations of up to 10 people. One of the advantages of Hangouts over FaceTime is its data management. Voice calls to other Hangouts users are completely free.
For Android users, Google Duo is a simpler alternative to complex Google Hangouts for FaceTiming on Android devices. You can easily download the Google Duo on Android from the Google Play Store.
Skype is a Microsoft-owned video chat application that is often used for personal and business calls. This app could prove to be a good alternative to FaceTime on Android devices. You can easily download and install Skype on Android from Google Play Store.
With over 1300 million monthly active users, Facebook Messenger is a very convenient way to video chat. Many Android users are already using Facebook on their devices. Besides, users can easily install Facebook Messenger on Android from Google Play Store.
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