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How to Make Group FaceTime Calls on iPhone and iPad



How to Make Group FaceTime Calls on iPhone and iPad


For years, FaceTime was limited to one-on-one conversations. That all changed a few years ago when Apple added support for group FaceTime calls.

Now you can have FaceTime Video and FaceTime Audio calls with up to 31 other people (for a total of 32). We’ll show you how to start or join a group FaceTime call.

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How to Make a Group FaceTime Call Using FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

The FaceTime app is the most obvious place to start when it comes to making a group FaceTime call. It’s pretty simple to set up with the instructions below.

  • Open FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap the + button in the top right corner.
  • Enter the name or number of a person you want to call.

    Source: HowHow

  • Enter up to 30 additional contacts.
  • Tap Video or Audio to make your FaceTime call.

    Source: HowHow

  • If you’re already on a FaceTime call and want to add another person to the call, you can do so by tapping Add People and entering their name or number.

    How to Make a Group FaceTime Call Using Messages on iPhone and iPad

    FaceTime is also better integrated with the Messages app. You can use this integration to make a group FaceTime call to members of a group iMessage thread.

  • Open Messages on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap a group chat or start a new one.

    Source: HowHow

  • Touch the avatars of the conversation participants at the top center of the screen.
  • Tap FaceTime.

    Source: HowHow

  • How to join a group FaceTime call in Messages on iPhone and iPad

    You can also join a Group FaceTime call in progress from a group iMessage thread if you are a group of people in that thread. That is how.

  • Open Messages on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Touch a group chat with an open FaceTime call.
  • Tap the green Join button in the FaceTime message bubble.

    Source: HowHow

  • All together

    FaceTime is one of the best iPhone features to keep in touch with friends and family. As mentioned above, group FaceTime calls are very easy to start from your iPhone or iPad, which means you can easily chat with a group of people at once.

    May 2022 Update: Update for iOS 15.

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