The Brief: FT buddies are people who FaceTime or video chat together.


Although FT buddies or FaceTime buddies may know each other IRL, this term often implies that they have only met online. The term FT Buddy can have a sexual implication.

When communicating with a stranger online via FaceTime or other chat platforms, there are risks associated, including that the person may not be who they say they are. This practice is not recommended, especially for minors. For more information on how to stay safe online, check out our guide and Common Sense Media’s Privacy and Internet Safety page.