ios12 facetime iconWhen using Apple's FaceTime app, you can apply camera effects while on a video call, including built-in filters, stickers, labels, and shapes.

‌FaceTime‌ camera effects can be used on these devices: iPhone 7, ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus, ‌iPhone‌ 8, ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus, ‌iPhone‌ X, ‌iPhone‌ XS, ‌iPhone‌ XS Max, ‌iPhone‌ XR, iPhone 11, ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and later models.

If you have a supported device, simply follow the steps below to get started using camera effects in ‌FaceTime‌.

How to Apply a Filter in a FaceTime Video Call

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your ‌iPhone‌ make a video call.
  2. When the call has connected, tap the star-shaped Effects icon (if you don't see it, tap the screen).
  3. Tap the Filter button (the second icon from the left) in the effects strip above the main ‌FaceTime‌ controls.
    FaceTime

  4. Change your appearance by tapping a filter at the bottom – swipe left or right to preview them.

How to Add a Text Label in a FaceTime Video Call

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your ‌iPhone‌ make a video call.
  2. When the call has connected, tap the star-shaped Effects icon (if you don't see it, tap the screen).
  3. Tap the Label button (the third icon from the left) in the effects strip above the main ‌FaceTime‌ controls.
  4. While the label is selected, type the text you want to appear in the label, then tap away from it.
    facetime

  5. Drag the label to where you want to place it on the camera display.
  6. To delete the label, tap it, then tap the X icon.

How to Add Stickers in a FaceTime Video Call

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your ‌iPhone‌ make a video call.
  2. When the call has connected, tap the star-shaped Effects icon (if you don't see it, tap the screen).
  3. Tap one of the stickers buttons – they're the three rightmost icons in the effects strip above the main ‌FaceTime‌ controls.
  4. Tap a sticker to add it to the call.
    FaceTime

  5. Drag the label to where you want to place it on the camera display.
  6. To delete the sticker, tap it, then tap the X icon.

How to Add Shapes to a FaceTime Video Call

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your ‌iPhone‌ make a video call.
  2. When the call has connected, tap the star-shaped Effects icon (if you don't see it, tap the screen).
  3. Tap the Shapes button (the middle icon represented by a squiggle) in the effects strip above the main ‌FaceTime‌ controls.
  4. Tap a shape to add it to the call.
    FaceTime

  5. Drag the shape to where you want to place it on the camera display.
  6. To delete the sticker, tap it, then tap the X icon.

To learn how to use Animoji and Memoji characters in ‌FaceTime‌, click here.

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Mock pill and hole thumb

ProMotion Now Expected to Remain Exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro Models, Not Expand to Entire Lineup

Sunday January 16, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Continuing the tradition set with the iPhone 13 Pro, only the highest-end iPhone 14 models will feature Apple's ProMotion display technology, according to a respected display analyst. Ross Young, who on multiple occasions has detailed accurate information about Apple's future products, said in a tweet that ProMotion will not be expanded to the entire iPhone 14 lineup and will remain...
AirPods Pro Gen 3 Mock Feature Red

AirPods Pro 2 Could Start a New Accessory Ecosystem

Friday January 14, 2022 2:34 am PST by
Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro could arrive alongside a new series of accessories, recent leaked images suggest. Alleged leaked photos of the next-generation AirPods Pro obtained by MacRumors showed a charging case with a metal loop on the side for attaching a strap. Apple has not used this design for any of its other AirPod models and it is unclear why it would be added in this...
Unlikely Products 2022 Feature

Six Rumored Apple Products You're Unlikely to See This Year

Saturday January 15, 2022 2:06 pm PST by
Much has been said about what consumers could see from Apple in 2022, but the company is also working on a handful of rumored products that aren't expected to be unveiled for at least another 12 months, and in some cases a lot longer. Of course, that's assuming they get released at all. Apple works on many potential products some of which ultimately never see the light of day. With that in...
safari icon blue banner

Safari Bug Allows Websites to Track Your Recent Browsing Activity in Real Time

Sunday January 16, 2022 3:37 pm PST by
A bug in WebKit's implementation of a JavaScript API called IndexedDB can reveal your recent browsing history and even your identity, according to a blog post shared on Friday by browser fingerprinting service FingerprintJS. In a nutshell, the bug allows any website that uses IndexedDB to access the names of IndexedDB databases generated by other websites during a user's browsing session....
ipad air 4 video

New iPad Air Rumored to Launch This Spring With A15 Chip, 5G, Center Stage Camera, and More

Saturday January 15, 2022 8:05 pm PST by
Apple is planning to release a fifth-generation iPad Air with similar features as the sixth-generation iPad mini, including an A15 Bionic chip, 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support, 5G for cellular models, and Quad-LED True Tone flash, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Citing reliables sources in China, the report claims that the new iPad Air could be...
netflix2

Netflix Again Raises Prices for All Plans, 4K Streaming Now $20 Per Month

Friday January 14, 2022 12:46 pm PST by
Netflix today updated the prices for its streaming plans, and all of its offerings are now more expensive. The Basic plan is now priced at $9.99 per month, the Standard plan is priced at $15.49 per month, and the Premium plan is priced at $19.99 per month. The Basic plan is $1 more expensive, up from $8.99 per month. This plan allows users to watch on just one screen at a time, and it limits ...
top stories 20220115

Top Stories: iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, iCloud Private Relay Controversy, iOS 15.2.1 Released, and More

Saturday January 15, 2022 6:00 am PST by
Hole-punch? Pill? Hole-punch and pill? Rumors about what the front camera system on the iPhone 14 Pro will look like are evolving rapidly, and it now appears we might be getting a novel but potentially controversial design later this year. Other major stories this week included some confusion and controversy about iCloud Private Relay being disabled for some T-Mobile customers, increasing...
iPhone 14 Mock pill and hole 16x9 120hz

Analyst: All iPhone 14 Models to Feature 120Hz Displays, 6GB of RAM, and More

Friday January 14, 2022 7:02 am PST by
Apple is rumored to announce four new iPhone 14 models in September, and ahead of time, analyst Jeff Pu has outlined his expectations for the devices. In a research note with Haitong International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Pu claimed that all iPhone 14 models will feature ProMotion displays, compared to only Pro models currently. ProMotion enables a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz ...