Use Group FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Group FaceTime makes it easy to chat with multiple people at the same time. You can start a Group FaceTime from the FaceTime app or from a group conversation in the Messages app — and you can add up to 32 people.


iPhone and iPad showing a Group FaceTime call

FaceTime icon

To use Group FaceTime video calls, you need iOS 12.1.4 or later, or iPadOS. on one of these devices: iPhone 6s or later, iPad Pro or later, iPad Air 2 or later, iPad mini 4 or later, iPad (5th generation) or later, or iPod touch (7th generation). Earlier models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that support iOS 12.1.4 can join Group FaceTime calls as audio participants.

FaceTime isn't available in all countries or regions.

iPhone showing how to start a Group FaceTime call from the FaceTime app 

Start a Group FaceTime call from the FaceTime app

  1. Go to Settings > FaceTime, and make sure that FaceTime is on.
  2. Open FaceTime and tap  New FaceTime.
  3. Enter the contacts you want to call.
  4. Tap the Audio button  or  FaceTime.

You can add up to 32 people to a Group FaceTime call.

iPhone showing how to make a Group FaceTime call from the Messages app 

Start a Group FaceTime call from the Messages app

  1. Open Messages and start a group conversation. Or go to an existing group conversation.
  2. Tap the FaceTime button  in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap FaceTime Audio  or FaceTime Video .

You can add up to 32 people to a Group FaceTime call.

Join a Group FaceTime call

There are a few ways to join a Group FaceTime call that someone else started:

  • Tap the notification from the Notification Center or the Lock screen, then tap the FaceTime button 
  • To join a Group FaceTime call from Messages, tap the notification at the top of your screen or tap Join from the group conversation in Messages. After you tap Join, you're automatically connected.
  • To join a call from the FaceTime app, just go to the active call in FaceTime, then tap the FaceTime button FaceTime icon.

From a notification

iPhone showing how to join a FaceTime call from a notification

From a group message

iPhone showing how to join a FaceTime call from a group message

iPhone showing how to add someone to a Group FaceTime call 

Add a person to a Group FaceTime call

  1. From the call, tap the participants at the top of the screen, then tap Add People .
  2. Enter the contact's name, phone number, or email.
  3. Tap Add People.

When you add someone to your call, you can tap Ring next to their name so their device alerts them again of the incoming call.

When someone is added to a Group FaceTime call, they can't be removed from the call. In order for that person to leave the call, they need to end the Group FaceTime call on their own device.

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