Make a FaceTime audio call using Messages on Mac
You can start a FaceTime audio call in Messages.
You can’t send a message to someone who’s restricted by communication limits in Screen Time.
Click Details, then click the Audio button next to the group name or the individual’s name to immediately start the call.
If you don’t see the Audio button, you may need to sign in to FaceTime. You can choose which audio input device to use in Sound preferences.
To start a FaceTime call using a different email address or phone number listed in your friend’s contact card, click and hold the Audio button .
When someone includes you in a Group FaceTime call, you can join the call from the transcript. Just click Join in the FaceTime message bubble.
Group FaceTime (available with the macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update or later, iOS 12.1.4 or later, or iPadOS) may not be available in all countries or regions.