FaceTime on iOS 15 wallpaper.

Portrait Mode is a great feature for the iPhone’s camera. It can make your selfies look a lot more polished and professional. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could use Portrait Mode on FaceTime? Well, you can.

iOS 15 introduced Portrait Mode for FaceTime video calls. It works similarly to the camera mode, blurring the background to highlight your face. The effect works really well in video calls. You’ll probably want to use it all the time.

First, you’ll need to be in a FaceTime video call on your iPhone. Tap your video preview in the bottom corner to expand it.

Note: Portrait Mode is not available if you’re joining a call from FaceTime on Android or Windows.

Expand your video preview.

With your video preview expanded, tap the portrait icon in the top-left corner.

Portrait Mode is now enabled, the background will be blurred slightly. You can tap the double-arrow icon to minimize your video preview and return to the call.

Portrait Mode enabled. Minimize video.

It’s really as simple as that. This is a small thing, but it actually makes quite a big difference in how you look on FaceTime. Once you do this once, you’ll wish you could use it on every platform. Maybe you’ll want to make more video calls now!

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