How to Send a FaceTime Link to Any Device

Invite non-iPhone users to your video chat

What to Know

  • In the FaceTime app, tap Create Link near the top of the screen, then choose how you want to send the link.
  • Non-iOS users can join a FaceTime call from their web browser; they don't need FaceTime to participate.
  • You do not need to be in an active FaceTime call to create and share a link.

This article provides instructions for how to get a FaceTime link in iOS 15 or later that you can send to any device (even Android) before you start a call.

How Do I Get My FaceTime Link?

Open the FaceTime app, and you should see a Create Link button near the top, on the left side of the screen. When you tap that button, it generates a link, and the Share option is activated. Choose a method to share, add any message you want, and then tap Send.

Screenshots showing how to get a FaceTime link in iOS 15.

When creating the FaceTime link, you'll notice a green link beneath FaceTime Link that says Add Name > if you tap this link, you can give the call you're creating a specific name. For example, if you want to have a quick meeting with someone, you can use the topic of the meeting as the name for the FaceTime call. Then, your recipient can quickly determine the reason for the call.

Can You Send a FaceTime Link?

Yes, you can send a FaceTime link to anyone with an iPhone or an Android phone. The instructions above are the easiest way to send a FaceTime link, even to other iPhone users, if you aren't ready to start a FaceTime call with them immediately. Once the recipient receives the link, all they have to do is click through the link, add a name, and tap Continue to be added to the call.

How Do You Invite Someone to FaceTime?

In addition to adding non-iPhone users to a FaceTime call, you can also add them to group calls with other iPhone (and Android users). To do that, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the FaceTime app and tap New FaceTime.

  2. Choose the first person from your Suggested Contacts list.

    Alternatively, you can begin typing a name in the To: field, and a list of suggested contacts will appear. If the person you want to FaceTime is in your contacts, their name will appear in the list, and you can select it.

  3. Tap the + to add additional people.

    Screenshots showing how to send a FaceTime link in iOS 15.
  4. Your Contact list will open. Select the contact you want to add.

  5. When you select a contact not using an iOS device, you'll be prompted to send a message with the FaceTime link. You can continue adding participants, then when you're ready, tap Invite with Messages.

  6. Your Messages app opens, and a new message populates with the recipients you want to FaceTime, a link to the FaceTime, and a message that reads Join my FaceTime. If you like, you can add additional text or tap Send to send the message to your participants and start the call.

    Screenshots showing how to invite someone to a group call on FaceTime on iOS 15.
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