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iOS 11 Rumors: iPhone 8 Apple OS To Introduce Group FaceTime Video Calls

By Mandy Adams , Jan 23, 2017 11:27 AM EST

The newest rumor reveals that the iOS 11 which will be released alongside iPhone 8 is finally going to have the group FaceTime feature. Group video calls are one of the most highly awaited features in the next generation iOS. Since the iPhone 8 is rumored to be one of the most innovative handsets from Apple yet, it will not be surprising if the tech company pulls all the stops and add group video calling to iOS 11.

iOS 11 Big Announcement

Rumors about the group calling feature of the iOS 11 began making rounds when a media outlet that supposedly had insider information about Apple's software development leaked the information. The same source indicated that the company will make the big announcement in June.

A June announcement would coincide with the Worldwide Developers Conference which is usually the venue for Apple to disclose its plans for software upgrades that they are going to launch later in the year. If the rumors are true, Apple would make the big announcement during this event.

FaceTime Group Calls

Group call features are not new and they are already available on Skype and Google Hangouts. Allowing FaceTime to include a feature that would allow friends to share a video call is necessary to keep up with other apps. The group call feature is long in the tooth and seeing it in FaceTime would allow iPhone and iPad users to utilize the multi-user video chat.

Since the FaceTime is considered to be the best communication app for iOS and MacOS, it would be a great addition to the iPhone 8's newest features. Third party apps already started offering the same features and many users already consider this as a necessity that Apple should address. While these rumors are likely to come true, there is no confirmation if FaceTime will offer the group calling feature in iOS 11.

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