Amongst all the video chat apps we have today, Apple’s FaceTime is one of the simplest and best ones. Native to only iOS, FaceTime is available for iPhones and iPads and allows Apple users to stay in touch easily.

Up until the late 2010s, Apple restricted FaceTime to only two people – that’s a one-on-one chat, either video or audio. But observing the demand, Apple opened this up to 32 people (including the host) at once! This is a welcoming move, and let group calls happen with a tap.

One good thing is that Apple didn’t commercialize the FaceTime yet. This keeps the app simple, clean, and fast. This is unlike the plethora of video chat apps we have today, that is messed up with a number of mostly unnecessary features, that confuse the user and also slow down the app.

Thus, considering FaceTime as the best video chat app for Apple users here’s how to use it for communicating with your friends and family remotely;

Using FaceTime on iPhone or iPad

Open the FaceTime app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap the + button in the upper-right corner.

FaceTime adding participants

Enter the name or number of a person you want to call.

Enter up to 31 additional contacts.

Tap Video or Audio to place your FaceTime call.

And if you’re already in a FaceTime call and want to add another person, just tap on ‘Add People‘ and enter their name or number. The contact will be added to the call, provided that he’s online and accepted the request to join.

Joining Ongoing Group FaceTime Calls

Open Messages on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap on a group conversation with an open FaceTime call.

Tap the green Join button in the FaceTime message bubble.

Join FaceTime conversation from messages

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