Facetime will now support video chats with up to 32 people, as well as filters and animojis

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Facetime will now support video chats with up to 32 people, as well as filters and animojis

iOS 12 Facetime

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  • Facetime is getting a major upgrade in iOS 12 - and group chats are finally being added.
  • Up to 32 people can chat together, and Facetime will be integrated into group messages.
  • Animojis and face filters will also be available in the app.

Instead of being limited to video chats with only one other person, Facetime will support group chats of up to 32 participants in iOS 12.

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Group chats are part of the upcoming upgrade for Facetime, which also includes face filters, animojis and responsive tiles that get bigger or smaller based on who is talking in the conversation.

Facetime will be integrated in the Messages app, and anyone in a group chat can join or leave an active Facetime whenever they want. Once in the video chat, participants will be shown in "tiles" that are responsive to who's talking in the conversation. When one person speaks up, their tile will get bigger as the others get smaller. Also, users can simply double tap on a certain tile to make it the prominent tile on their screen.

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iOS 12 Facetime tiles

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Double clicking on someone's tile will bring it to the forefront of the conversation.

Facetime in iOS 12 will also feature face filters, new customized animojis (that's Apple CEO Tim Cook below) and sticker packs. Users can add a filter to their face or camera, which will then be visible to everyone else in the conversation.

Facetime face filters

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