With most people being stuck inside these days due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, users are turning to video conferencing apps in droves, and you may find yourself asking which one is the best for staying in touch with friends, family, or colleagues, especially with so many different options available.
As Apple fans, our tendency is naturally to turn to FaceTime by default, since of course it’s built in to every iPhone, iPad, and Mac out there, so if your aging mom has an iPhone (or even an iPod touch), you can easily make a video call to her without needing to walk her through the process of installing an app, setting up an account, signing in, etc. In typical Apple fashion, it’s a method that “Just Works.”
Of course, not everybody is blessed with the ability to own Apple products, and even among those who do, there are situations where FaceTime isn’t necessarily the best solution. For example, although Apple introduced a Group FaceTime feature last year, it was arguably designed to be more whimsical than practical, with participants shown in an array of floating panels.
Apple will be the hero of coronavirus if they just switch group FaceTime to a simple grid