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Apple kicked off its annual developers conference on Monday by unveiling updates to a service many have relied on more heavily throughout the pandemic: FaceTime.
Apple will offer new options to let users watch movies or listen to music together while using FaceTime. It is also introducing a new grid view to better broadcast every face on a call.
“We’ve all found ourselves using video calling for just about everything,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s SVP of software engineering, said during a keynote presentation on Monday.
The features were announced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, a multi-day event that’s typically heavy on software news.
The company is rumored to be planning a range of announcements, including revamped MacBooks, updated iMessage features and an overhaul of the iPad operating system.
This year, for the second time, Apple’s WWDC is being held online.