How to Connect Multiple People at Once with Group FaceTime on Mac

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Are you lookig for a way to stay connected with friends and family while maintaining social distancing? Group FaceTime is an excellent option for Mac users! It’s an easy way to connect with multiple people at once over video chat.

Group FaceTime alows up to 32 people to participate in the same call, making it ideal for large gatherings, virtual happy hours, or just catching up with friends and family. To make a Group FaceTime call on your Mac, open the FaceTime app and click the Sidebar button. From there, you can click the Add People button and enter the emails or phone numbers of those you want to invite to your call. You can also search for contacts in your Address Book or use Messages or Mail to invite people.

Once everyone has accepted the invitation, you can start your Group FaceTime call! During the call, you can add more people if needed by clicking on the Add People button again. Everyone in the group will be able to see and hear each other’s audio and video feed, so it’s important to make sure everyone is comfortable with being seen and heard before starting a Group FaceTime call.

You can also use Group FaceTime even if some of your contacts are using an Android device or Windows PC by adding them as an audio-only participant. This allows them to join in on conversations without needing a Mac or iOS device!

Group FaceTime is a great way for Mac users to stay connected while remaining socially distant. Whether you’re catching up with friends or having a virtual work meeting, Group FaceTime is an easy solution that will keep everyone connected no matter how far apart they are.

Limitations of Group Facetimes on Macs

Unfortunately, if you are using a Mac, you will not be able to do Group FaceTime calls unless you have updated your device to macOS 10.14 Supplemental Update or later. This feature is not available on older versions of macOS. Additionally, the people you would like to call must also have ether iOS 12.1.4 or later, or iPadOS installed in order for Group FaceTime calls to work. Lastly, this feature may not be available in all countries or regions.

Turning On FaceTime Group on Mac

To turn on FaceTime Group on Mac, you need to open the FaceTime app and click on the Sidebar button. Then, click on the Add People button and select the people you want to call by entering thir email address or phone number. Finally, click on the Audio or Video button at the bottom of the window to start a Group FaceTime call.

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Making a Group Video Call on Mac

To do a group video call on Mac, first open the FaceTime app on your Mac. Then, click the + button in the upper-right corner to start a new call. You can then add people by entering their email address or phone number. Once everyone has joined, you can start the group video call. To add more people, click on the Sidebar button and then click the Add People button. You can also adjust the size of each video window by dragging it to change its position on the screen.

Can Group FaceTime Be Used on Computers?

Yes, you can do group FaceTime on computers. With Apple’s newest OSes, you can join a group FaceTime chat from an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or Windows device. Up to 32 people can participate in the same video chat at a time. Just start a group FaceTime call from the FaceTime app or use Messages to start the call with your contacts. You can even add anther person to an active call at any time.

Using FaceTime on a Mac Without an iPhone

Yes, you can use FaceTime on your Mac without an iPhone. You will need to have an Apple ID set up and make sure that you are signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on your Mac. You can then open the FaceTime app and start making video or audio calls with other FaceTime users by entering their Apple ID email address or phone number. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to make mobile calls as your Mac won’t have a phone number assoiated with it.

Setting Up a Group FaceTime Call

To set up a group FaceTime call, you will need to open the FaceTime app on your device. Then, tap the “New FaceTime” option near the top of the screen. In the entry field at the top, type in the names or numbers of the people you want to call. You can also tap on “Contacts” and add people from there. Once you have added everyone you want to call, tap eiher “Video” or “Audio” depending on whether you want it to be a video or audio call. Finally, tap “Done” and your group FaceTime call will be initiated.

Calling a Group on a Macbook

To call a group on a Macbook, open FaceTime and type in the names, phone numbers, or email addresses of the people you want to include in the call. Then click the video icon (for a video call) or the audio icon (for an audio call). You’ll then be able to add more people by pressing the plus (+) button at the bottom-right of your screen. Once everyone is added, press the video or audio button at the bottom-left of your screen to start the call.

Creating a Group Chat on Mac

To make a group chat on Mac, open the Messages app and click the Compose button to start a new message. In the To field, type in the name, email address, or phone number for every person you want to send a message to. You can also add people to your group chat by clicking the + icon next to the To field. Once you have added everyoe you want in your group chat, enter your message in the field at the bottom of the window and hit send. You can now manage your group chats from within Messages by clicking on Details at the top of your conversation window. This will give you access to features like muting notifications or leaving the conversation.

Sharing Screens on FaceTime for Mac

Yes, you can share your screen on FaceTime for Mac with SharePlay. SharePlay allows you to show apps, webpages, and more during FaceTime video calls. You can look through a photo album together, plan your next vacation together, or get feedback on something you’re working on while seeing and hearing everyone’s reactions. It’s available on macOS 12 or later.

Can I Use FaceTime on My iMac?

Yes, you can use the FaceTime app on your Mac to make and receive phone calls, including Real-Time Text (RTT) calls. To use this feature, you must have an iPhone with iOS 12.1 or later and a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14.1 or later. You’ll also need to be signed in to FaceTime on both devices with the same Apple ID and ensure that FaceTime is turned on for both devices. Once these requirements are met, you’ll be able to make and receive phone calls from your Mac using FaceTime.


In conclusion, Group FaceTime for Mac is a great way to stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues. With up to 32 people able to join a single call, it’s an effective way to keep in touch with your loved ones and have meaningful conversations. Additionally, thse on Android or Windows devices can now join the group call as well. Group FaceTime is a great way to stay connected no matter where you are or what device you’re using.

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