Android users will finally get a taste of Apple.
Is there anything worse than when all of your friends are enjoying a FaceTime and you’re sat there with your Android feeling awfully left out?
We think not. You’re Android loyal and you don’t want to give into the peer pressure from Apple fans who swear nothing is as good as an iPhone.
The truth is you love your Android mobile. You love its camera, its battery life, its design, and everything else in between.
You don’t feel envious about iMessage or the features of iOS 14, but there’s something about FaceTime that leaves you feeling bitter.
We can’t blame you, it’s a feature used by millions and is the easiest way to stay connected with your nearest and dearest.
With iOS 15 on the horizon, Android users will never have to look jealously at iPhone users ever again.
FaceTime fun for everyone.
As part of Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote, it was announced that iOS 15 will allow FaceTime users will be able to send a link that people can use to join a call.
These links aren’t exclusive to Apple devices which means that Android users can open the link on their device and get in on the FaceTime fun.
This new feature won’t discriminate either and even includes Windows users too. The calls will still be end-to-end encrypted, even for those who’s mobiles aren’t running iOS.
This means you’ll be able to get the full FaceTime experience when you’re on the call and nobody will be able to make fun of you for missing out.
Link it up.
Unfortunately, there won’t be a dedicated FaceTime app on your Android device, and you will only be able to join by using the link that’s sent to you. But this doesn’t mean you’ll never see an app.
For the longest time nobody thought we’d see the day that Android users would get the best of both worlds – that’s a taste of Apple but on their Android mobiles of course.
This is a huge step for the rivals and will bring many benefits to not only Android users but Apple users too.
It’s been a tough year for everyone, and this update means that staying connected is about to get easier.
The FOMO (fear of missing out) is about to be eliminated and Android users won’t be forced to do something silly like buying a new iPhone just to be involved on the group calls.
Apple meet Android.
It seems this is the start of putting the Apple-Android rivalry to bed. This upcoming feature puts us all on the same team and means that nobody is left out at any time.
We’re still crossing our fingers and toes and praying that we see an actual FaceTime app on Android one day, but for now we’re taking this as a small win.