Facetime for PC : With the leaps of technology, the one thing that has seen sure shot advancement is the online communication. Distant calling, video calling, and free calling have all been made available in a single package. When we talk about video calling, FaceTime and Skype are the most talked about and sorted applications for their user-friendly interface and outstandingly fast connectivity. FaceTime is a patented service of Apple that is exclusive only to Apple devices like Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPod Touch. The service was launched in 2010 and has become a USP and hallmark for all the Apple products. The app is an exemplary piece of online video communication but suffers from certain drawbacks like it does not allow group chat and is not available for PC. While it is also unlikely that Apple will launch FaceTime for PC but here in the article below, we give you a guide on how to use FaceTime for PC.
Features of FaceTime :
Following are some of the features of FaceTime that has made the app widely popular among its users:
- User-friendly interface
The app has a very user-friendly interface that makes it very easy to use and operate.
- Is pre-installed in the devices
The application is not just free of cost but also comes pre-loaded in all the Apple devices which relieve the user of taking the whole lot of pain to install it.
- High quality video calling
The quality of experience that you get with FaceTime is incomparable with any other app of the same genre. The application gives superior quality HD (high definition) videos to the users to enjoy the chat.
- Share videos and images
The application has an interesting feature using which the users can share the videos and images of their choice using the rear camera of their device.
- Use the mute button
Another interesting feature of the app is its mute button that can be enabled by the users whenever they want to.
- Is cost-efficient
When we say the app is absolutely free of cost, we mean you will never have to bother about high international call charges when using FaceTime. Use the app over internet and make cost efficient, long distance calls.
- Enhanced mode
The application has an enhanced mode to give the best possible service to the users even in testing conditions.
How to get FaceTime for PC (Windows 8.1/8/7 and XP)?
We all know that FaceTime is officially available only for Apple devices and comes pre-installed in them. But just in case, you do not own an Apple device, this one is for you! The steps that follow in the article are actually a hack that allows you to access FaceTime on Windows. But before you start with the process, you will need to ensure that your PC is compatible with the software you will use and supports it well.
System Requirements to access FaceTime for PC
You must have all the following requirements of a system:
- A computer with operating system Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or XP
- A 2 GB RAM
- Single Core 1 GHz CPU
- A webcam
- A strong internet connection
- A headset or a microphone
Steps to download FaceTime for PC (Windows 8/8.1/7 and XP)
Just as the FaceTime app is originally free to use, so is the FaceTime for PC that you will download from the guide below:
The first step (as in most of the downloads) is to get an Android emulator. The basic job of an emulator is to trick the app to believe that it is working on a smart phone. The best emulator that is very popular in the industry is the BlueStacks. You can download and install it as the first step.
Once BlueStacks is installed, open it.
Download the FaceTime Apk file from here and also install it.
When the Apk file of FaceTime is installed, you can open it using BlueStacks and start using FaceTime on PC just as you do it on your Apple device.
Get FaceTime for Windows PC (without using BlueStacks)
If you cannot download the emulator or do not wish to, for some reason, you can follow these steps to get FaceTime for Windows PC:
- Go to the official website of Youwave, and download and install the required software.
- Open Youwave and search for FaceTime just as we did in BlueStacks. Very similarly, you will be taken to Google Play Store. You need to sign in there.
- You will see FaceTime on the screen. Click on it to start its installation.
- Every time you open FaceTime now, it will open via Youwave.
FaceTime for Android
FaceTime is also not officially available for Android. There are some great alternatives to FaceTime for Android, they are:
- Facebook messenger
- Google Hangouts
- Tango messenger
There are a few other application as well that can be a good alternative to FaceTime if you are a user of Android and long to use the FaceTime app.