Sometimes, when we are having a chat on FaceTime, it happens to us that we want to show something to our interlocutor, but that it is very small when it comes to showing it through the camera. Other applications such as Google Meet or Zoom allow us to zoom without a problem, being able to enlarge the image in a natural way, however, others such as Skype, Messenger or WhatsApp do not. This is also the case with FaceTime, that when pinching or looking for a slider that allows us to enlarge the image we have no option for it, at least until now.
And we say so far because there is a little trick to make this work, and to be able to zoom simply by pinching on our screen while we have a video call through the Apple app. It is curious that the Cupertino people have never explained about this function, possibly because it is not easily accessible in the interface. The trick? Keep reading and we will tell you how to do it.
How to zoom in on a FaceTime video call
It may be that it is a function that is still in development, which can work in two ways, one more agile that is not available in some cases and the other a little more elaborate that works for everyone.
- The first option works like this:
- 1st We make or pick up the FaceTime call.
- We click on the option to rotate the camera, we can only zoom with the rear lenses.
- We click twice on the image corresponding to our camera on the screen, and it will be enlarged.
- Pinch on the image to enlarge, and we can zoom.
- It may be that at this point in your terminal you have not been able to zoom because it does not respond to pinching, in which case you must proceed with the second option, following these steps:
- In the event that the screen does not respond to us when we pinch on it, we will click on the filters icon of the app.
- Now we pinch on the screen again and we can enlarge the image without problems.
It is unknown because this function is not present in the same way for all users. As we said, it is possibly still in development, and the implementation is not as complete as we would like.
Another element to take into account when using this zoom is that it is usually more effective in individual calls than in group calls since sometimes it does not work correctly when there are several members united.
What do you think of this little trick? Do you know of any other hidden features in FaceTime? Feel free to tell it in the comments…