iOS 12.1 brings Group FaceTime and new emoji to iPhone and iPad
- 2018-12-10 10:10
With the release of iOS 12.1, FaceTime has become more flexible and exciting, with easy ways to add another person, join an active FaceTime call, or use the same camera effects that are available in messages to add stickers, filters or show to friends and family as Animoji or Memoji. When an invitation is received, people can join using audio or video from an iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
- Automatic detection of active speakers: FaceTime uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the forefront. It automatically sizes each person’s image depending upon how active they are in the conversation, based on duration of speech, volume and even motion. Participants who are not active will appear at the bottom of the screen until they speak. A simple tap also brings a participant front and center.
- Ringless notification: When calling more than one person, FaceTime displays a notification that lets you instantly join a call without being disruptive.
- Messages integration: Group FaceTime is integrated into the Messages app, making it easy to start a Group FaceTime right from a group iMessage chat. If people in a conversation have already started a FaceTime session, Messages shows the active call in the conversation list and inside your conversations.
- Private: All FaceTime conversations, both one-to-one and multi-person, are encrypted end to end so they remain private and viewable only by the participants.