For far too long, Android users have been excluded from Apple’s flourishing apps and services, including iMessage and FaceTime. While the former will take a process to fix, and your texts from Android devices will continue to remain green for the foreseeable future, Apple has been a little more open about its video-calling platform.
While Android users still can’t initiate a FaceTime call, or download the dedicated app, Apple users can now send an invitation link to their Android friends to hop on a video call, similar to how Zoom links work. Here’s a breakdown of how to do it.
How to set up and receive a FaceTime call
Can Android phones initiate a FaceTime call?
Since FaceTime is an Apple-owned service, no. Android users can only join FaceTime calls hosted by Apple users.
Is there a FaceTime app for Android?
Unfortunately, FaceTime is not available on the Google Play store. There are, however, alternative apps like Google Meet that offer a similar face-to-face call experience across mobile devices.
Can I send a FaceTime link to more than one person?
If you have an Apple device, you can send a FaceTime link to more than one person and multiple users can join.