As we have said on many occasions, video calls have been the main protagonists of this pandemic still in the making. And with video calls, we have seen advance services such as Zoom or Google Meet, among many others.
But today, via the inaugural keynote of Apple’s annual developer event, the company has shown its advances over Facetime to become one more competitor in this segment.
Facebook, Apple’s video calling app, will be universal with its arrival on the web
Facetime, for those who do not know it, is the video calling service used on iOS devices, being quite popular in the United States. With the ad, mark a before and after since will become a universal service thanks to its arrival on the web.
While there has been no talk of a release date, it is thought that the news presented today will arrive with the launch of iOS 15 at the beginning of next fall. With the arrival on the web, Facetime will also be used by Windows and Android users, taking into account that for now it is only available for the mac and iOS platforms.
But in addition to the arrival on the web, Facetime also will allow you to obtain invitation links to scheduled sessions, facilitating its dissemination by any means to those users on whom it is desired to join them.
Apple has also announced that Facetime will also bring a feature based on machine learning technology for noise cancellation, allowing to differentiate voices from other elements in real time, and best of all, under local processing..
Facetime will also have the Grid view mode and portrait mode for background blurring, although an also striking aspect is the arrival of SharePlay, to share the same content between several people, supporting some of the most popular transmission platforms of the moment, like Hulu (United States), Disney +, PlutoTV and more, including Apple TV, how could it be otherwise.
Without a doubt they are more than interesting news, and more if we take into account the few efforts received in Facetime by Apple compared to other services, and now Facetime enters the league in which services such as Zoom, Skype and others compete.
Speaking of Skype, this service, from Microsoft, may be the most affected by the coup carried out by Apple.