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How to Make a Group Call on iPhones

Group Calling on iPhone - Do you want to know about group calling on iPhone? There are times when you need to call more than one person to talk about urgent things. For example, you need to hold a sudden meeting via call with your co-workers. If this happens, you can use your iPhone to make a group call or also known as a conference call. Group calls are phone conversations done by more than 2 persons. iPhone users can add members of the group call and end the call with one of the members.

If you do not know yet how to make a conference call with your iPhone, we will let you know the steps how to do so.


Group Calling on iPhone
Group Calling on iPhone


How to Make a Conference Call on iPhones

Apple allows iPhone users to make a call with 3 persons up to 5 persons at the same time, called a conference call or group call. With this feature, you can add other iPhone users listed in your contact to the group call. Below are the steps to make a group call on your iPhone.

  1. Dial the first person. Then, wait until the person picks up your call.
  2. Tap (+) to add a call. Next, you can call the second person and wait for the call to connect.
  3. Tap Merge Calls to add the second person to the conference call.
  4. If you want to add another person to the group call, repeat from the second step to the fourth step. If you do not see the option to add another call, this means that you have reached the limit of participants for your carrier.

Those are steps to group calling on iPhone. Note that it is only the person who makes the group call that can see the names of all participants. If a participant adds another person, they can only see the name of the person they added and the person who makes the conference call. If you do not see the option to merge calls, your carrier might not support the feature. You can contact your carrier to find further information about group calling.



How to End a Conference Call with a Participant

As it is said before, you can also end the group call with one of the participants. Here are the steps to do so.

  1. While you are on the group call, tap the Info button.
  2. Then, tap the End option next to the participant whom you want to end the conference call with. If you do not see the End option to remove a participant, your carrier or the current call might not support it.



How to Add an Incoming Caller to the Conference Call

If you are on a group call and someone is calling you, you can add them to the group call. Here are the steps to do so.

  1. Tap Hold & Accept.
  2. Wait for the call to connect. Once it is connected, tap merge calls to add the person to the conference call you are on. 



How to Make a Group Facetime on iPhones

Besides making a group call, now you can also make a group Facetime on your iPhone. But note that you can do so only if your iPhone already uses the iOS 12 operation system. With this new feature, iPhone users now can make a group Facetime video call with up to 32 people. When you are on a group video call, the speaking participant will be automatically shown in the front line so that you will always know who is talking. Below are the steps to make a group Facetime video call on iPhones.

  1. First, open the Facetime app and tap (+) to start a Facetime call. Then, tap (+) in the ‘To’ column to add a participant. Choose the contact that you want to invite to the group video call by typing their name.
  2. If you want to add another participant, you just need to repeat the step. You can make a group Facetime video call with up to 32 participants. Once you have added all the persons you want to invite to the group video call, tap the video button to start the group video call.
  3. There is also another step. When you are Facetiming with one person and want to add other participants, tap on the 3-dots button, then tap the Add Person option. Now, you can choose the person you want to invite to the group video call.



How to Make a Group Facetime on Mac

Besides on iPhones, you can also make a group Facetime video call on your Mac. The steps are not much different from making one on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Facetime app on your Mac and tap (+) to start a Facetime video call.
  2. Then, tap (+) in the ‘To’ column to add a participant. Choose the contact that you want to invite to the group video call by typing their name, phone number, or email.
  3. Keep repeating the step if you want to add other participants. Note that you can only make a group Facetime video call with only 32 persons. Once you have added all the persons you want to invite to the group video call, tap the video button to start the group video call.



Tips for iPhone Group Calling

  1. iPhones are actually a two-line phone. You can involve one of the available lines in a conference call.
  2. If you want to cancel a call from a group, tap Conference, then tap the red circle with a tiny picture of the phone next to the call. Tap the End Call button to drop the conference call.
  3. If you want to speak privately with a certain participant of a group call, Tap Conference > Private next to the caller. Tap Merge Calls again to bring the participant back into the conference call so that other participants can hear them.

With group calling or group video calling, it will be more fun to communicate with your friends or family. Those are the steps on making group calling on iPhone.