How many people can join a FaceTime call?

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If you are new to the Apple environment or simply want to get the most out of tools like FaceTime, you should know that since iOS 12 group calls are integrated. A very interesting functionality in order to meet virtually with family, friends or class/work colleagues.

But how many people can join a FaceTime call? 32 participants telling you Obviously, calls with a smaller number of people are allowed, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 32. Once you know this, and especially if you never did, we will explain something more about this functionality.

Useful tips for managing group calls

Whether it’s for FaceTime voice calls or classic video calls, the way to go about add participants from your iPhone is extremely simple, having these options:

  • Open Facetime, tap on “New FaceTime” and start adding participants by their Apple ID (phone number or email).
  • Open the FaceTime app, click on “Create link” and choose the method by which you want to share it with the rest of the participants.
  • Create an iMessage group with all the participants, and then from your options, choose to make a FaceTime video call to the entire group.

It should be noted that the method of creating links is valid from iOS 15 and not in previous versions. It is very useful because it allows use FaceTime on Android and Windows, since it does not require the need to have an Apple device. Although, yes, they will not be able to create the call as such, since they access via the web.

For remove participants of the call there are two options, the first that they are the ones who hang up and the second that it is you or another participant who takes them out. To do this, you just have to click on the participant and the option to remove them from the call will appear.

Negative consequences of these calls

Years ago the controversy surrounding FaceTime jumped due to a problematic security hole that allowed that when making these calls, even if the call was not accepted, the rest of the interlocutors could see and hear you. Apple apologized and thankfully it was quickly resolved. Today is a secure and private method to maintain video calls and voice calls, but it has some intrinsic negative aspects.

The most striking is the battery consumption. Already a video call between two people usually consumes a lot, but when it comes to a group call this increases considerably. And to keep in mind is also the mobile data consumptionsomething to keep in mind if you do not have the possibility of using WiFi.