Facebook just made it easier to add more people to your audio and video calls on Messenger, without having to hang up and call again.
Messenger is a great way to make audio and video calls over the Internet (without using your call allowance). However, while the app introduced support for group calls back in 2016, it was impossible to add people to a one-on-one conversation without having to hang up and start a new conversation from your inbox. Thanks to a small new feature, this is now a thing of the past.
Starting immediately, you can turn a one-on-one audio or video chat into a group call – without having to interrupt the conversation.
During an audio call or a video chat, tap the screen and select the “add person” icon. Choose who you want to join from the list, and voilà! All your favourite features are still available, including filters and effects that can be used by one or more participants at the same time. And once the conversation is over, you can keep chatting in the automatically-created group chat, right in your inbox.
At any time, participants can choose to hang up without forcing the group call to end.
The new feature is already available on Android and iOS globally. Just make sure you’re using the latest version of Messenger to try it.