Messenger is doing all it can to become our all-in-one messaging app. And today, Facebook is adding group video chat, one of those features that everyone has really been looking forward to.
Yes, this has been the most requested Messenger feature ever, according to the company. Facebook introduced video calling back in April 2015, but until now it only was a 1-to-1 feature. Starting today, Facebook is rolling out group video chat for all Messenger users worldwide, on iOS, Android and desktop!
Share A Video Call With Up To 50 Friends!
Messenger’s group video chat is super easy to use. To get started, jump into an existing group conversation (or create a new one) and tap on the video icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Doing that will notify everyone in the group that you are starting a video chat, and each of your friends can choose to join in when they are ready. You can also directly “ring” specific people, to nudge them a little.
Messenger’s group video chat can welcome up to 50 friends at the same time. They can decide to join in via voice or be on camera as well. However, a maximum of 6 people can be seen on the screen at the same time. And as you group gets larger, only the main speaker will be shown to all participants.
What do you say? The new feature could probably become very handy over the holiday period, right?