Apple’s FaceTime video calling is perhaps one of their most used features. It lets people with iPhones, iPads, and Macs make easy video calls to one another. You can’t make FaceTime calls from Android, but there are several other ways to make video calls—even to iPhone and Mac users.
No, there is no FaceTime on Android, and there’s not likely to be anytime soon. FaceTime is a proprietary standard, and just isn’t available outside the Apple ecosystem. So, if you were hoping to use FaceTime to call your mom’s iPhone from your Android phone, you’re out of luck. However, there are several great video calling alternatives that do work on Android.
A word of advice. If you happen to search the Google Play Store for FaceTime and find apps with “FaceTime” in their names, you should know that they are not official apps, and do not support Apple FaceTime. At best, you might be able to make video calls with them, but at worst you’ll find yourself installing some sketchy app, or even malware.
Instead of trying your luck with those apps, there are some solid video calling apps available for Android. No, they don’t let you hook up with Facetime users. But, you can use them to make video calls to people using iPhones,…
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