Apple announces FaceTime on the web, screen sharing, Spatial Audio support, Portrait mode, more
Apple has kicked off WWDC21 by focusing on iOS 15 and the new features coming to FaceTime.
For the first time, FaceTime is coming to the web, with Apple users able to share new FaceTime links from their iPhone, iPad, and Mac with non-Apple users, such as those using Android devices, to join FaceTime calls. Additionally, Group FaceTime calls now support a new grid view for videos, with Spatial Audio support allowing for users to hear multidimensional audio from their calls.
FaceTime is also gaining new audio features that allow users to block background noise to make calls clearer, especially in busy environments.
With iOS 15, Apple has introduced SharePlay – a new feature set that allows for live screen sharing, music sharing, and video playback. SharePlay will also work with third-party apps through a new API, with Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, TikTok, NBA, Twitch, and more already working with Apple to integrate SharePlay to their apps.