Android and Windows users have a reason to celebrate: Soon, you’ll be able to join your iPhone-wielding friends on FaceTime calls. Apple revealed the news at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, alongside a number of other updates to iOS, iPadOS and MacOS.
FaceTime is getting several upgrades in the upcoming iOS 15 operating system that will make it look and work more like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, including a participant grid view and the ability to schedule calls. The new OS will also bring spatial audio to FaceTime, which will make people’s voices sound like they’re coming from their position on screen for a more natural feel. But perhaps most exciting is opening up access to non-Apple devices — at least when using a web browser.
iOS 15 will be generally released in the fall. (Here’s how to download the developer beta version now.) Once you’ve downloaded the new operating system, here’s how you’ll be able to join FaceTime calls, no matter what device you’re using.