If you want to spend some quality time with your Instagram followers or friends, try a group video chat. This cool feature lets you add up to four participants and use your camera, microphone, or typing skills during the chat.
While Instagram's group video chat has been around for a bit, that doesn’t mean you’ve given it a try yet. So if you’re a new Instagram user or just new to the group chat feature, here’s how to use it.
Apple has been seeding beta versions of iOS 13.5 (which started as iOS 13.4.5) for weeks now, but the company has finally released the latest software update for the mobile operating system to the public.
When you're using group FaceTime, the tile of the person speaking is automatically enlarged. The idea is to provide some context and prevent losing track of the conversation. In reality, moving faces in group FaceTime add up to the confusion because person tiles get bounced around as multiple chat participants start speaking over one another. Thankfully, Apple gives us the option to stop automatic enlarging for person tiles. Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial if you'd like to learn how to disable moving faces in group FaceTime calls.
We continue to move right along towards a full, public release of iOS 13.5. However, until then, we have another beta seed.
Group FaceTime supports up to 35 people on a single video call, which means it can get pretty busy depending on how active folks are.
The FaceTime feature on the iOS 12.1.4 software does not appear to allow people to add a participant to their one-on-one call, according to multiple reports on MacRumors forums.
Keeping true to its promise, Apple will compensate 14-year-old Grant Thompson who figured out that the sketchy eavesdropping flaw in the group FaceTime feature existed.
In addition to resolving the catastrophic eavesdropping issue with group FaceTime, Apple has also uncovered—and fixed!—a vulnerability in the Live Photos feature within FaceTime.
Following today's release of the iOS 12.1.4 update that fixed the eavesdropping bug with group FaceTime on iPhone and iPad, Apple followed up with a similar update for Mac computers.
Apple's group FaceTime servers are now back online.
Apple today released the iOS 12.1.4 update with an emergency fix for the embarrassing bug in the group FaceTime feature that enabled anyone to eavesdrop on private conversations.