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iOS 15: Here's how to make your FaceTime video look even better

FaceTime's new Portrait Mode feature helps you control the focus of your video. Here's how to turn it on.

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iOS 15 gives FaceTime a long-overdue Portrait Mode option.

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Your FaceTime calls are about to get a lot cleaner. Apple's popular video chat app received an upgrade in iOS 15, which is now available to download for your iPhone. The new version of iOS brings Portrait Mode to FaceTime, focusing the video call on your face instead of the unholy mess in your background -- similar to turning on Portrait Mode when you take a picture

While other video chat apps like Zoom and Microsoft Teams added blurred background options a while back, those are typically used more in professional settings. The addition of Portrait Mode to your FaceTime calls means even your casual chats with friends and family from your iPhone, iPad or Mac will look much nicer and give you more control of what people see whenever you're on video. 

Here's how to turn on Portrait Mode on your FaceTime calls. Plus, here are six more new FaceTime features you'll find in iOS 15 and how to share a FaceTime call link with Android and Windows users

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How to turn on Portrait Mode in your FaceTime calls

1. If you haven't already, download iOS 15 (here's how to download and install iOS 15 and how to tell if your iPhone can run iOS 15). 

2. When on a FaceTime call, tap the box where your video appears. This will enlarge and center your video box, with new options.

3. Tap on the portrait icon in the top left corner of the screen and Portrait Mode will activate. You should see your background blur right away. 

For more, check out all of the best hidden iOS 15 features we've found and everything to know about the iPhone 13

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