Connect with family and friends around the world with FaceTime audio and video calls.
When someone doesn’t pick up your FaceTime call, leave them a video or audio message to capture exactly what you want to say.
Watch videos and listen to music together with SharePlay. Synced playback and shared controls keep everyone on the same beat, and smart volume makes it easy to keep the conversation going over FaceTime while enjoying a video or song you love.
Share your iPhone, iPad or Mac screen to bring your favorite apps into FaceTime.
Work on documents, presentations and more with the people on your call.
Invite your friends into a FaceTime call using a web link you can share anywhere. Even friends who don’t have an Apple device can join the call from their browser instantly — no login necessary.
Use Voice Isolation to block out ambient noise and spotlight your voice. Use Wide Spectrum to bring every single sound in your space into the call.
Portrait mode & Studio Light
Portrait mode blurs your background, while Studio Light dims the background and brightens your face. Available on iPhone and iPad from 2018 or later, and Mac with Apple Silicon.
Reactions & gestures
Layer screen effects directly into your camera feed, like balloons, confetti, stormy rain, fireworks, or laser beams. Double tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the reaction buttons, or trigger reactions using hand gestures.
Create a customized poster to represent yourself when you give people a FaceTime Audio call. Choose from various treatments for photos, Memoji and your name.
With spatial audio, your friends’ voices are spread out to sound like they’re coming from the direction in which they’re positioned on the call. Available on iPhone, iPad and Mac from 2018 or later.
Grid view lets you see people in your Group FaceTime calls in the same-size tiles, and highlights the current speaker so it’s easy to know who’s talking.
Center Stage uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing Ultra Wide camera during FaceTime video calls to help keep you and anyone else with you in the frame. Available on iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation) or iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation).
Use effects to become an Animoji, place stickers, and much more right in your FaceTime call.
Handoff in FaceTime
Move FaceTime calls seamlessly from your iPhone to your Mac or iPad, and vice versa. When you hand off a call, your connected Bluetooth headset transitions to the new device simultaneously.
Handoff to FaceTime on Apple TV 4K
Connect with family and friends around the world from the comfort of your couch. Launch the FaceTime app on Apple TV to initiate a call or start on iPhone and handoff to Apple TV.
Get everyone together
Enjoy Group FaceTime calls with up to 32 people at once.
Front and back cameras
Use the front-facing FaceTime camera to show your face, or switch to the back camera to show your friends what you see or zoom in on something special.
Live Captions in FaceTime (beta)
See automatically transcribed dialogue integrated into your FaceTime video calls. With speaker attribution, it's easy to follow along with group conversations. Available in English (US, Canada).
Reach contacts using their phone number or Apple ID. FaceTime works over Wi-Fi and cellular.
Ratings and Reviews
Honest review from THE #1 Apple fan
This is going to be a quick review because I have to say overall I love this app on my iPhone 13. I’ve taken to writing reviews on Apple’s apps lately in hopes they’ve got team reading these to find user-reported problems and make them better, so I’m going to get right into the two issues holding me back from giving 5 stars. #1: The iOS 15 update made it so that when you’re on a call, the settings menu and “FaceTime photo” buttons disappear after a few seconds. In order to bring them back you gotta tap the screen and they show back up, then go away a few seconds after you last touched them. This is kinda annoying, but I think it could be fixed by adding an option already implemented in Zoom: an “always show toolbar” toggle. Then for those of us who are constantly having to, for example, mute/unmute ourselves, those buttons would always be right there for us without having to tap the screen. And next, #2: the connection quality drops significantly when more than about 8 people are on one call - constant freezing and stuttering, particularly with video quality but sometimes audio. I get that with lots of ppl it probably uses a lot more bandwidth or something, but I for one have an excellent Wi-Fi network (>420 mbps speeds) and use Verizon 5G network… there’s no way it’s my internet. Anyway I just hope you appreciate my honest feedback, and if these issues could be fixed I won’t hesitate to throw in that extra star.
Please Put In A Permanent Picture Button
I absolutely love FaceTime. From the video to the audio, everything works smoothly and stays connected better than any other video chat. With that said…
Before iOS 15, you can tap the screen to bring up the audio option menu, and if you tap mute then tap mute again to unmute, the menu as well as the button to take live or still photos from the other person’s phone would stay on the screen. Well, now with the iOS 15 update, the button and menu disappears after a few seconds forcing you to tap the screen to bring up the menu and button briefly.
I coparent with my ex and I’m on FaceTime with my son every single day. He started soccer this year and I would capture goals he would score with live shots and can always count on that button being up because it didn't disappear with iOS 14. Now, the button disappears with iOS 15 and it always manages to disappear at the wrong time. I missed a lot of goals. I managed to catch a few but your timing has to be impeccable, and with soccer games, things are just unpredictable.
Can you bring back a way to at least give us the option to leave the picture button up. And while we are at it, maybe move that menu down to where your thumb would be rather than having it at the top of the screen and making it unmovable. Thank you
Get it together
I love FaceTiming from time to time, but this app is a pain to use. It takes me three times to call someone because it says ‘call failed’ I’m sick a tired. Not just that, every-time i Screen share the screen goes black. I don’t know if it’s because im black and your trying to prove something but you need to fix this update. ADD NETFLIX TO SHAREPLAY! WHY DO YOU GUYS HAVE HBO MASK BUT NO NETFLIX?! Another problem I have is when you call someone but they don’t receive it. Isn’t the whole purpose of this app is to call??? One more thing that pisses me off is how the call ends randomly. This is not a google meet one hour timer, you need to fix that. I almost ended a friendship because we were fighting about who ended the FaceTimes. Not just that their is a problem with your microphone. The audio is very bad. Sometimes it cuts on the other line so they have to repeat what they’re saying. Another problem is when you’re in group calls and then the audio starts to echo and malfunction. I’ve left multiple group calls over and over again because of it. This is very unprofessional and this better be fixed in the next update or else I’m refunding my phone. This is very outrageous, you’re about to loose a dedicated customer. I’ve had this Apple product for a very very very long time. I even had the iPhone 3, I am very loyal to this company so you guys better get it together. XOXO CatLover_67
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