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This article was published on August 14, 2018

iOS 12 won’t support group FaceTime calls at launch

iOS 12 won’t support group FaceTime calls at launch
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Back in June, Apple made a big fuss about group calls coming to FaceTime in iOS 12 – but it looks like the feature won’t arrive for a while yet.

9to5Mac reported that the iOS 12 Developer beta 7’s release notes point to Group FaceTime being pushed to a future software update later this fall.

That’s a bummer for folks who have been waiting to try video chatting on their iPhones with up to 32 people at once. The feature is also slated to arrive on macOS Mojave, but it’s safe to assume that this will be similarly delayed, if not even more than the iOS version.

While you wait, you can try the new group calling features on Instagram and WhatsApp, which rolled out recently. However, you’ll be restricted to chatting with only three more people at a time on both services.

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