Apple released new beta versions of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave today, and the much-anticipated group FaceTime feature was removed. This feature had been in previous betas, but MacRumors is reporting that beta release notes now state that this feature will ship in a future update later this fall.
Apple has done this with features in the past as new OS versions get closer to release. It is common for software developers to hold back a feature if they feel it isn’t ready for deployment. This could be because of an issue with the software, reliability, or perhaps the infrastructure that is needed to support group FaceTime isn’t completely in place for the launch of iOS 12 or Mojave. Sometimes these features follow only days after launch, and other times they take months to appear in a minor update.