How to disable Group FaceTime’s ‘Conversational Prominence’ feature
Since iOS 13.5, you have been able to stop Facetime from shifting fact tiles around during a conversation. Here is how to do it:
How to stop Group FaceTime moving
The intention behind the moving face tiles in FaceTime is that you should always be able to identify who is speaking because they will be at the front of your screen.
Typically, when people speak in a Group FaceTime call, their video tile grows bigger and moves to the center of the screen. If you don’t talk, your tile gets smaller. Apple calls this feature “Conversational Prominence”.
The problem comes in larger conversations when many people try to talk at once, as the tiles just keep flipping around, adding to the conversational chaos.
Other than agreeing to talk in turn, you can now stop those pesky tiles behaving in that way.
- Install iOS/iPadOS 13.5
- Open Settings>FaceTime.
- Find Automatic Prominence and tap the Speaking toggle to disable it.
- Now your tiles won’t move any more.