How FaceTime works in the web browser

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When Apple showed FaceTime running on Android and Windows at the WWDC 2021 opening keynote, I couldn’t have been more surprised.

To be clear, FaceTime on the web is not like iCloud web apps that anyone can sign up for and use as they like. Instead, Apple is just letting iOS and macOS users invite others to a call through a public link that can be opened on any web browser.

In other words, you still need an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to start a FaceTime call, but now your friends with Android devices or Windows PCs can also join the call. Once you open the FaceTime app on iOS 15 or macOS Monterey, you will see a new option to create a public link, which also shows during an ongoing call.