FaceTime Needs FaceMail

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My wife Sarah’s phone died a watery death this week. You might feel a slight sense of deja vu, and that’s because this already happened a few weeks ago. We’re having a rough month for phones in our house. As a result, we’ve been FaceTiming a fair amount while I am at work, and we’ve concluded FaceTime really needs voicemail.


See, I’m not always in front of my iPad at work, and Sarah’s busy chasing a toddler, so she’s not always in front of her iPad. As a result, we’ve played a combination of “missed FaceTime call” notifications and follow-up emails with subjects like “Not important-just needed to ask a quick question” so the other person didn’t freak at seeing a missed call and worry it was something important. It would be so much simpler if there was an option to record a quick 30 second message explaining the reason for the call!

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FaceTime is fantastic for simple video chatting, and voicemail (FaceMail?) would really add a killer feature! Have you ever wished for a messaging option in FaceTime?

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Zek has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to their first PDA (a Palm M100). They quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. They love writing about ebooks because they combine their two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?