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The “creepy” Facetime feature forces users to maintain eye contact

It helps people maintain CG eye contact.

iPhone users are losing their minds over a “creepy” Facetime feature that forces people to make eye contact while using the app. A tweet describing the dystopian-looking politeness booster that was tentatively launched a few years ago is exploding on social media.

“Guys – “FaceTime Attention Correction” in iOS 13 Beta 3 is wild”, Tech enthusiast Will Sigmon exaggerates in a now viral tweet about the crazy filter that Apple secretly launched in 2019. First tested in beta in iOS 13 as FaceTime Attention Correction, the advanced extension software officially debuted as Eye Contact with the release of iOS 14, Mashable reported.

For the uninitiated, the feature digitally alters people’s image so that they appear as if they’re looking directly at the person they’re facetiming with, even if they’re staring elsewhere.

The new tweak has nothing to do with maintaining camera-shy eye contact: Without the feature, users appear to be staring off the screen while looking at the other user because they’re not staring at the camera.

“Facetime eye contact thing is creepy as f-k”

A Twitter expert on discover the “secret”. function

Sigmon even shared photos contrasting two different Facetime sessions with his friend Mike Rundle — one with Facetime attention correction and the other without. In the first photo without the shot, Rundle appears to be looking down from the screen. However, once it’s turned on, you’ll see it – somewhat disconcertingly – looking straight into the viewer’s eyes.

Tech fan Dave Schukin, CEO and co-founder of Observant AI, shared a video demonstration in 2019 Description of the technology behind Eye Contact, which works with Apple’s advanced ARkit technology.

“How iOS 13 FaceTime Attention Correction works: It simply uses ARKit to capture a depth map/position of your face and adjusts the eyes accordingly,” he wrote. “Note the curvature of the line over the eyes and nose.”

Without the feature, users appear to be staring off the screen while looking at the other user as they are not staring at the camera.
Without the feature, users appear to be staring off the screen while looking at the other user as they are not staring at the camera. The feature is available for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR provided they are running iOS 14 or iOS 15.
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"eye contact" Digitally alters the image of people so they appear to be staring directly at the person they are meeting.
“Eye Contact” digitally alters the image of the people so that they appear to be staring directly at the person they are meeting.
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First beta tested in iOS 13 as the "facetime attention correction," The advanced extension software officially debuted as "eye contact" with the release of iOS 14
The advanced extension software, which was first beta tested in iOS 13 as FaceTime Attention Correction, officially debuted as Eye Contact with the release of iOS 14
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Perhaps most annoying is the fact that the feature turns on automatically, meaning Facetimers make “eye contact” whether they want to or not.

Needless to say, Facetime enthusiasts were freaked out by the somewhat hurtful feature.

“Eye contact thingy in Facetime is freaking creepy” shouted a naysayer on Twitter, while another wrote, “I just found out that Facetime has a weird eye contact feature???? That’s creepy.”

A Twitter naysayer wrote: “I just found out that newer versions of #FaceTime come with an augmented reality filter enabled by default, which edits your eyes to look like you’re making eye contact! What in the neurotypical?”

Other social media Samaritans urged potential Facetimers to turn off eye contactwhich is achieved by going to “Settings”, then clicking on “Facetime” and turning off “Eye Contact”.

The feature is available for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR provided they are running iOS 14 or iOS 15.

Users were a bit unsettled by the fact that "eye contact" is switched on automatically.
Users were a little confused that Eye Contact is automatically turned on.
Eye contact also works for group Facetime calls.
Eye contact also works for group Facetime calls.
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Emma Bowman

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