Nowadays, communicating online is an essential part of our life. FaceTime is an Apple-specific feature that gives its users an opportunity to video call each other from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac computers and communicate from different ends of the Earth.
FaceTime feature has gained popularity quite fast. As technology and the misuse of technology have grown, the developers of this app started to think more about its privacy and the ways to improve the protection. Knowing whether or not someone is recording or taking photos of your conversation is a key step towards preventing personal privacy violations.
As you’ve probably seen with Snapchat and other applications, technology has given us the ability to see whether or not someone has taken a screenshot of our video or video call. You may be wondering if FaceTime has this option.
The article below will provide you with details that will tell you everything about the FaceTime screenshot alerts and other FaceTime screenshot details.
How to find out if someone screenshots your FaceTime?
In case someone has taken a screenshot while the video feed is playing, FaceTime will alert you about that. It won’t only display the pop-up notification that someone has taken a screenshot but also name the person who took it. This is useful for group FaceTime meetings. There is no denying who took the screenshot once this alert pops up.
The drawback to this notification is that it only lasts for a few seconds. Sometimes, people are quite busy at that moment and they may not notice it. Once the pop-up disappears, there isn’t any way to access it, this means that if you don’t see it when it first shows up, you won’t know, nor will you have proof, that a screenshot has been taken.
Is it possible to take screenshots on FaceTime?
Sure, it’s possible to take a screenshot on FaceTime. You can take a screenshot of most apps unless the privacy settings of the app won’t let you.
For example, you won’t be able to take a screenshot of most bank apps, as the privacy there is very protected and it restricts taking screenshots in order to protect your sensitive information. Other apps, like Snapchat, let you take a screenshot but it always informs the other user that you’ve done this.
How to take screenshots on FaceTime
So, as you know, you can take screenshots using any iPhone device.
take a note that with the iOS 13 operating system, you do have the option to take FaceTime Live photos during a call as well. In case this option isn’t available for you, you should follow the steps below in order to add this feature:
- First of all, you should open ‘Settings’.
- After that, you should scroll down to find ‘FaceTime’ and click on it.
- To finish the process, you should switch the ‘FaceTime Live Photos’ on.
Once this is on, you should see the option to take a FaceTime Live photo. It’s important to remember that this too will alert the other users that a photo was captured.
How to take FaceTime screenshots on iPad
You should follow the steps below to make a FaceTime screenshot on your iPad device:
- First of all, you should start your FaceTime video call.
- Then, during the call, you should hold the Wake/Sleep (Power button) and the Home button.
- After you have done that, the screen will flash and you will hear the camera shutter sound. This will mean that you have switched on the sound on your device.
The screenshot will be saved in your gallery.
How to take FaceTime screenshots on iPhone
All in all, there is nothing different between the process of taking screenshots on an iPad and iPhone, so you should follow the same steps which are mentioned above. You just have to find the right buttons that trigger the screenshot function on your phone.
In most cases, you should simultaneously press the “Home” button and the “Power” button located on the side of your phone and then quickly release them. Of course, you should be in your FaceTime app if you want to screenshot your conversation.
Is it possible to use FaceTime on Android
FaceTime was initially developed for iOS, so the app isn’t available on the Google Play Store, and Android smartphone users cannot use it because it isn’t compatible with their operating system. Surely, Apple has provided its users with an opportunity to use FaceTime for communication. It is a great app that has many features, you can even watch TikTok together while communicating using FaceTime. But it does
There is an alternative app which is called Google Duo. With this app, you can make conferences and communicate with friends just as iPhone users can do that.