At its annual developer conference, WWDC today Apple announced what its users have been asking for ages — group video-calling on FaceTime. Yes, you’ll be soon able to call more than a single person on FaceTime. And the best part Apple is going all in and has kept the maximum limit at a staggering thirty-two people.
In addition to that, the company has managed to cram in a few smart features as well. The most apparent one of those is the fact that the thumbnail of the person who’s speaking will be automatically enlarged on everyone else’s phones. The rest of them will be present as a strip at the bottom of the screen. Group FaceTime will be available on the next iOS 12 update on iPhone, iPad, and even Mac. In comparison, Microsoft’s video-chat platform, Skype which has been in existence for years has a limit of twenty-five people.
Another much-needed feature iOS 12 adds is group notifications on iPhones and iPads. Apart from that, the company has brought various digital wellness tidbits such as time limits for app usage, your daily summary of how much time you’ve spent staring at your phone, and more.