In a year when figuring out how to get face to face felt more essential than ever.
We've all found ourselves using video calling for just about everything.
And when it comes to making calls that are easy, spontaneous and connect us with the people who matter most, FaceTime is a standout.
We're bringing spatial audio to FaceTime, creating a sound field that helps conversations flow as easily as they do face to face.
Now, your friends' voices are spread out to sound like they're coming from the direction in which they're positioned on the video call, making your calls more comfortable and more natural.
Next, let's talk about two powerful new options for your microphone.
The first is voice isolation.
When you're on a FaceTime call, your mic is picking up a cacophony of sound.
So in voice isolation, machine learning distinguishes these sounds, blocks out the ambient noise and prioritizes your voice so that it comes through crystal clear.
Check it out.
I wish I can be there.
Let me fix this.
Thought she want a birthday.
When you want to see every face in the room, you can now turn on grid view, giving you another way to view your group FaceTime calls.
Here you see people in the same size tiles.
And you'll be able to clearly identify who's speaking, while seeing everyone else's reactions.
And to make your FaceTime video capture more beautiful than ever, we're introducing portrait mode, where we've taken inspiration from iPhone stunning portrait photos, in FaceTime, portrait mode blurs the background and naturally puts the focus on you.
Next, to help you schedule your FaceTime calls.
We've created FaceTime links.
Now you can generate a link for FaceTime call and share it anywhere Terrific way to plan ahead for a call.
You can send the FaceTime link in places like messages, email, WhatsApp, or jump into calendar and make an event for your FaceTime call so everyone will know exactly where to meet, and when.
And it's not just Apple devices that can use a FaceTime link to join your call.
Your friends with Android and Windows devices can use your FaceTime link to join the call right from their browser.
And even on the web, FaceTime calls are still end to end encrypted.
So your privacy is never compromised.