Facebook brings new Group Video Chat feature to Messenger


Following the addition of new Snapchat-like features to its Messenger application, Facebook announced a new update that brings a Skype-like feature, Group Video Chat.

Group Video Chat was among the most requested Messenger features ever, so it makes sense that Facebook wanted to make it available on all platforms as soon as possible.

The ability to video chat in groups is very easy to use with Messenger now. Simply open an existing group conversation, or create a new one, and tap on the video icon on the upper right of the screen to enter the video chat. Everyone that's in the group chat will be notified that the video chat session has begun.

Each person in the conversation chat can join when they want with just one tap. Up to 6 people can see each other at a time, but that doesn't mean that you can't add more than 6 to your conversation chat.

However, the rest, up to 50, can join in and choose to just listen in and join via voice, or be on camera. As soon as more than 6 people are on the call, only the dominant speaker will be shown to all participants.

Starting today, Facebook will be rolling out the new feature to all Android and iOS device around the world. The new feature will be available on the desktop version of Messenger, too.

source: Facebook

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2 Comments

1. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

FaceTime desperately needs a group chat feature.

2. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Facebook messenger is the best messaging app right now, even better than WhatsApp. It does so many things and do them well. My favorite feature is the payment. I am glad I invested in Facebook early on when everyone else doubted them.

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