Both iPad and iPhone now have the ability to create Group FaceTime calls, where 32 people can participate in video-based chat. Let's take you through the steps needed to start a Video Chat on FaceTime Group on iPad and iPhone, as well as demonstrate how to bring new members into an existing FaceTime chat to convert it into a group chat on iOS.
Note: FaceTime Group video feature works on iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro or later, iPad Mini 4 and higher, and iPad Air 2 or later and all devices must have iOS 1
However, those who have iOS 12.1 compatible gadgets can still benefit from the feature, but they just want to hear the video. In addition to these disadvantages, you must also ensure that FaceTime is enabled on your iDevice, and those you talk to do, and that their gadgets are up to date and support FaceTime group conversations.
Step for iPad or iPhone Users to Start a Group FaceTime Video Chat
You can start a Group FaceTime video chat at any place and time with many participants on an iOS device by taking these steps :
- Start the FaceTime app.
- Press & # 39; + & # 39; in the FaceTime application's top right corner.
- Define the contacts you want to call with – up to 32 people can be added.
- Touch & # 39; Video & # 39; to start the Group FaceTime chat.
These steps will alert all participants in the chat directly in the same FaceTime video chat. Also everyone (including you) can add or disconnect the FaceTime chat video by tapping the big & # 39; x & # 39; button on the screen.
How to Add More Participants to an Existing FaceTime Video Chat
It is also an option to convert a standard FaceTime video chat to a Group FaceTime chat, or add more participants to a current FaceTime call by add people. Here's how to do it:
- From an enabled FaceTime conversation, pick up the options by touching the screen.
- Touch the three "…" button
- Press "+ Add Person" from existing options, and then add contacts you want to add to the current FaceTime video chat.
This tactic is especially useful if you have an existing FaceTime video call and make a decision to bring a group of people or any other person. Up to 32 people in a group of FaceTime conversations can speak with this method.
And to put on the call, just press & # 39; X & # 39; in red – it's the same to get a FaceTime call: group or default.  It's worth mentioning that if you use macOS, you should be at Mojave 10.14.1 or higher. And to remember that the FaceTime Group chat works on iDevices using iOS 12.1 or later. If the device is not working for group video chat, but a person has a device that boasts iOS 12.1 or higher, they can participate in a stream of audio.
Users should also know that when turning the FaceTime camera in iOS 12.1 and iOS 12, they must press the three & # 39; … & # 39; buttons, although the tactics are different in iOS 12.1.1. In Apple's latest firmware, the switch camera button is present on the FaceTime main screen, so if you're making a FaceTime call and want to bring your camera, you'll need to access additional options for FaceTime.
Furthermore, the FaceTime conversation group can also begin from a text message until he group (or a single FaceTime video call can be launched via the single message thread) directly through the official messaging application – just know that accessing this option from Messaging requires you to click on the & # 39; Details & # 39; Info button, now behind the username in the thread thread of the message.
That's it. Now you can enjoy group FaceTime conversations with anyone you want. Do you have any other tactics or techniques to use the Group FaceTime option on iPad or iPhone? You can share them in the comments below.