San Francisco: Apple has delayed its "Group FaceTime" feature that will allow up to 32 people to simultaneously participate in video calls on iOS devices.
According to a report in 9to5Mac on Monday, "Group FaceTime" has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall".
"Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac appears to be delayed and won`t be ready in time for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave launch in September," the report added.
Apple described "Group FaceTime" feature in June during the company`s annual Worldwide Developers` Conference in the US.
"We`re very excited about the new communications features we`re bringing to iPhone and iPad with Memoji, a more personal form of Animoji, fun camera effects and Group FaceTime," Craig Federighi, Apple`s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, said during the event.
The feature was announced to take on similar services like Google Hangouts and the Microsoft-owned Skype.
iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive.