One of the best WWDC21 announcements for non-Apple fans is the ability for Windows and Android users to join FaceTime calls initiated by Apple users on macOS 12 or iOS/iPadOS 15.
Zoom videoconferencing has been updated with support for the iPad Pro’s new Center Stage feature along with an expanded gallery view bringing 48 video tiles to Apple's biggest tablet.
Apple gave Zoom a preferential treatment on its platform by allowing the videoconferencing software to access private APIs letting the iPad camera be used during Split View multitasking.
Google has announced that free audio and video calls on Google Meet (formerly Google Hangouts) are now available until June 30 versus the previous cut-off date at the end of March.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is rolling out voice and video calls in its desktop app, completing the experience for customers who can now use encrypted calling on both mobile and desktop.
The popular videoconferencing app Zoom has received a timely update today, bringing native performance to the Apple silicon-powered Mac computers.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing voice and video calling in the desktop Mac client after it has been offering both features in its mobile app for quite some time now, suggesting this functionality could launch via an update in the next few weeks.
Secure messaging app Telegram has introduced video calling with end-to-end encryption that prevents eavesdropping, increasing pressure on Zoom, Apple's FaceTime and similar services.
Microsoft today announced a background replace feature in Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad that permits users to have their unkempt home environment blurred during video chats.
A cool FaceTime eye contact correction feature helps you establish eye contact even when you're looking at the screen instead of the camera. If you find this feature a bit unsettling, do follow along with our tutorial that will walk you through the steps to disable it entirely.
If you use Skype calls for things like interviews or meetings, you might not realize that you can record those calls instead of trying to capture everything by taking notes.
You can record audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls with a simple tap. Those recordings will then be available for you to save or share. If this is new to you, we’ll show you how to record your Skype calls in iPhone.
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.