FaceTime will now be available for Android and Windows
During the annual WWDC developer conference that Apple inaugurated this week, several new developments were made in the platforms and services of the apple company, among which are adjustments in the FaceTime video call service.
The firm headed by Tim Cook has seen FaceTime competitors such as Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams were gaining more and more ground in the midst of the pandemic, and has focused efforts on updating its service with all the capabilities of the competition.
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Thus, the company’s renewed video calling platform introduces the possibility of creating links that can be shared with other users, which allows access through the web to those who are not using Apple devices (such as Android or Windows. ), something that was not possible until now.
Also, add a display system in “grid” -in which all the participants in the call appear with the same dimensions next to each other-, and the portrait mode to blur the backgrounds automatically.
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Another improvement in FaceTime is the inclusion of spatial audio, so that in a video call with several participants, the voice of each of them will sound as if it came from the same place where that person appears on the screen (upper right corner, lower left corner, etc.).
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Also in relation to sound, the updated version of Apple’s video conferencing platform is able to detect and eliminate background noises such as construction sites or vacuum cleaners, so that the conversation can be heard as clearly as possible.
The renewed version also includes SharePlay, a tool to listen to music or watch movies and television simultaneously with other users during a call, trying to take advantage of the popularity that this type of activity has reached with covid-19.
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