If you had an iPhone or Mac, FaceTime was the best way to stay in touch with your friends and family for many years—it was deeply integrated into the OS, and it worked well. Then came the pandemic, and Zoom took over, well, everything.
Zoom is where you spent working, learning, connecting with extended family, and even socializing. During this time, FaceTime kind of went on the back burner. But after the iOS 15, and macOS Monterey updates, Apple has made some conscious updates to FaceTime that make it a better competitor to the likes of Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Of course, it can’t match the myriad of business and enterprise features that Zoom offers, but if you’re looking for a free, simpler alternative to host your next meeting, game night, or movie watch party, FaceTime might actually be a perfect candidate. Let’s walk through some of the new FaceTime features that make this possible.