All iOS users know how important Facetime is. Whether it’s catching up with friends, having online family discussions,s or collaborating with colleagues, facetime covers it all. It has become an important part of our life. Apple knows it and that’s why it tries its best to give users the best possible experience of Facetime. With iOS 17 Apple has introduced a new feature called FaceTime Reactions. In this users can use hand gestures to share animated reactions during their video calls. This can a be whole new experience of having a conversation in a more expressive way.
What is FaceTime’s reaction on iOS 17?
FaceTime reactions are a new feature available on iOS 17. In this new feature, you can use hand gestures to share reactions during a FaceTime call. For example, if you perform a thumbs-up, it displays a thumbs-up reaction, and if you make a heart shape with your hands, it reacts as a heart on your video. I mean isn’t it cool? There are also many other interesting 3D augmented reality effects that you can use during a FaceTime call.
How To use FaceTime Reactions on iOS 17?
To use FaceTime reactions on iOS 17, follow these simple steps:
- When you’re on a FaceTime call, swipe down from the top-right to open the Control Center.
- Tap on Video Effects at the top-left corner.
- In the Video Effects menu, you’ll find a new section called Reactions.
- Tap on Reactions and a variety of reaction options will appear.
- Select the reaction you want to use by performing the corresponding hand gesture.
- The other person on the call will be able to see your reaction in real-time.
How to turn off reactions on Facetime on iOS 17?
- Tap on the Reactions button located in the Video Effects menu. This will disable reactions for the current call.
- Alternatively, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to close the Control Center.
- This will exit the Video Effects menu and return you to your FaceTime call without using reactions.
Remember, turning off reactions doesn’t disable them permanently. You can always reactivate them for future calls.
How to use Hand Gestures for Reactions on iOS 17?
Hand gestures play a central role in using reactions during a FaceTime call. By performing specific gestures, you can trigger animated reactions that appear on your video feed. Here are some examples:
- Thumbs-Up: To display a thumbs-up reaction, simply perform a thumbs-up gesture with your hand. This will show a thumbs-up icon on your video, indicating your approval or agreement.
- Heart Shape: Making a heart shape with your hands will trigger a heart reaction, symbolizing love or affection.
- Wave: By waving your hand, you can send a friendly greeting or acknowledgment to the person you’re talking to.
These are just a few examples of the reactions you can use with FaceTime. Apple has incorporated various other animated effects that you can discover and explore during your calls.
Other known new features:
In addition to the hand gesture reactions, FaceTime in iOS 17 also offers a range of 3D augmented reality effects to make your calls more exciting. These effects allow you to transform your appearance and surroundings, adding an element of fun and creativity to your conversations. Some of the popular augmented reality effects available on FaceTime include:
- Filters: Apply various filters to change the look and feel of your video feed.
- Animoji: Turn yourself into an animated character, such as a panda, unicorn, or robot, and have fun with your friends and family.
- Memojis: Create custom avatars that mimic your facial expressions and movements, bringing your virtual presence to life.
With these 3D augmented reality effects, your FaceTime calls will never be boring again.
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