New Apple Group FaceTime Feature Could Aid Direct Sellers

Apple recently announced a new feature for iOS 12 that will allow FaceTime to accommodate up to 32 people at once. For direct sellers, downline conferences on the fly with their organizations and three-way calls with recruits will now be a possibility.

Previously, only two people could participate in a FaceTime video chat. Now, when iOS 12 rolls out later this year, up to 32 people can participate in Group FaceTime. This will make it a strong possibility that the enterprise will find more uses for iOS devices as workplace tools.

The new feature Apple, which was introduced at the company’s recent developer conference, will allow multiple parties to participate in a FaceTime group video chat, similar to Google Hangouts Chat and Skype for Business.Many business groups use Google Hangouts Chat or Skype to communicate with multiple people at once, and the new FaceTime feature will allow for Apple to be a direct competitor to those collaboration tools.

“This year FaceTime is going to take a big leap forward,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. “It helps us deepen our connection with people wherever they are.”

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