Apple in the third beta version of iOS 13.5 has introduced a new feature for FaceTime Video group connections.
FaceTime group calls were introduced in iOS 12.1 and support encrypted video calls with up to 32 people. The default FaceTime layout consists of asymmetrical squares for each person participating in the call.
By default, the application automatically maximizes the speaker’s video window. As we know in a group conversation, it is also often the case that several people talk at the same time, which causes the windows with talking people to enlarge and reduce, which can be annoying.
In iOS 13.5, Apple has added a new setting to disable this behavior. To do this, go to Settings – FaceTime and turn off the Speaking switch.
This setting only affects group calls, because in standard FaceTime calls, the second person takes up the entire screen.
In addition to this feature, as you know, the third beta of iOS 13.5 also introduces an option that makes it easier to track contacts with COVID-19, and also adds new Face ID settings with the mask on.
You can find more about iOS 13.5 beta 3 here.