Are you an Android user who wants to connect with your friends or family members who use iOS devices? While FaceTime is a popular video calling app for Apple users, it is not directly available on Android.
However, there is a workaround that allows you to send a FaceTime link to Android users, so you can still enjoy face-to-face conversations with your loved ones. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of sending a FaceTime link to an Android device.
Step 1: Install Google Duo
To send a FaceTime link to an Android user, you will need to use the Google Duo app. Google Duo is a free video calling app that works across both Android and iOS devices.
If you haven’t already installed it on your Android device, head over to the Google Play Store and search for “Google Duo.” Tap on the install button and wait for the app to download and install on your device.
Step 2: Create a Google Duo Account
Once you have installed Google Duo, open the app and follow the prompts to create an account. You will need to provide your phone number and verify it via SMS. Once your account is set up, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Invite Contacts
To connect with your friends or family members who use iOS devices, you need to invite them to join Google Duo. Tap on the “Invite” button in the app and select the contact(s) you want to invite. An invitation message will be sent via SMS or other available messaging apps on your Android device.
Step 4: Initiate Video Call
Once your contacts have joined Google Duo, you can initiate a video call with them. Open the app and select the contact you want to call from your list of Google Duo contacts. Tap on the video call button to start the call.
Step 5: Share FaceTime Link
During the video call, you can now share a FaceTime link with your contact who is using an iOS device. To do this, tap on the “More options” button (represented by three vertical dots) on your screen.
From the menu that appears, select “Send FaceTime Link.” This will generate a FaceTime link that you can share with your contact.
Make sure to inform your contact that they need to have FaceTime installed on their iOS device in order to join the call via the provided link.
Step 6: Send the Link
There are several ways you can send the FaceTime link to your iOS-using contact. You can copy the link and send it via SMS, email, or any messaging app of your choice. Alternatively, you can also use other communication methods like voice calls or in-person conversations to share the link.
Step 7: Joining via FaceTime
Your iOS-using contact will receive the FaceTime link and can open it using their device’s web browser or directly through a messaging app. Once they open the link, it will redirect them to their FaceTime app where they can join the video call with you.
Your Android device does not have direct access to FaceTime features, but by using Google Duo and sharing a FaceTime link, you can still connect with iOS users seamlessly.
Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to send a FaceTime link to an Android user.
Now you can enjoy video calling with your friends and family members who use iOS devices, thanks to Google Duo’s integration with FaceTime. Remember to encourage your contacts to install FaceTime on their iOS devices for a better user experience.