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It’s possible to conduct an audio or video conference call using FaceTime with up to 32 participants. That’s a lot of people!

To initiate a group call, open FaceTime and press the + in the top right. Choose the contacts you wish to invite in the To: field. Remember, only those with Apple devices can use FaceTime – you can tell these contacts apart from the rest as their details will be shown in blue.

Tap Audio or Video to start the call.

While you’re on a group video call, FaceTime will automatically detect who is speaking and bring their face into the foreground. If you want, you can tap any participant’s video tile to change its size manually.

Group chat

You can also start a group call directly from the Messages app. Open any existing group chat and tap the thumbnails at the top of the screen. You can then tap audio to initiate a voice chat or FaceTime for a video call. Everyone in the group will be automatically invited to join.