FaceTime is set to change its name after transferring the trademark to Apple.

The company confirmed that Apple will use ‘FaceTime' as the trademark for its new video calling application.

FaceTime said: “The agreement with Apple to transfer the FaceTime trademark to them comes as we are rebranding our company to better reflect our capabilities. We will be announcing a new name in the coming months.

“This announcement echoes our long held belief that the internet is changing the way people communicate. Increasingly the internet is about communications, collaboration and communities - whether it's social networking, instant messaging or now video calling, users are bringing these tools into the workplace.”

FaceTime provides unified security, management and compliance across communications tools.