Group FaceTime is coming to iOS 12 with up to 32 participants


Group FaceTime is coming to iOS 12 with up to 32 participants, and you go directly from a group chat to a group FaceTime in the Messages app.

Update: Apple has delayed the launch of iOS 12 Group Notifications, indicating in the latest iOS 12 beta release notes that it’ll come out this ‘fall’. To us, that sounds like an iOS 12.1 launch – like Apple Pay, Apple Cash, AirPlay 2 and other features didn’t make it live on day one in previous operating system updates.

oday’s Apple WWDC 2018 keynote just wrapped up in San Jose, California, and we covered all of the news live, including the headline announcement: iOS 12.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his senior staff made this a software-focused keynote, with macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 announcements in addition to iOS 12. There was no new hardware, though – last year’s conference gave us a first look at the HomePod, as well as the iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 10.5.

A lot was on the line for Apple for WWDC 2018. Google wowed us with its Google IO keynote and groundbreaking demos last month. Apple software had a lot to answer for, including the many annoying iOS 11 problems.

It wasn’t the biggest WWDC 2018, and some attendees we talked to referred to it as ‘underwhelming’. But what was delivered refined iOS 12 and other OS updates.

For developers, WWDC offers a chance to get an idea of what they’ll be working with in 2018 so they can start planning. They can download the iOS 12 developer beta 1 right now.

  • Group FaceTime for up to 32 people with dynamic UI
  • Can use Animoji and Memoji in FaceTime
  • Won’t launch with the final software on day one