Facebook Messenger has recently rolled out a new feature that allows up to 50 participants to video chat at once. ‘Group Video Chat’ was the most sought after and requested feature among the Facebook users. Finally, it will be available for all the updated versions of iOS and Android devices as well as Messenger’s desktop version, from today.
Facebook Messenger in its official blog post announced;
“With 245 million people making video calls in Messenger every month, now we’re bringing everyone on Messenger the ability to turn group chats into face-to-face conversations no matter where you are – whether you’re down the street or halfway across the world. Chatting face-to-face live as a group is perfect for those spontaneous moments when text just isn’t enough… or when you have a major case of FOMO.
“Each person can join when they are ready with just one tap. For an extra nudge, you can also directly ring just a few people or the whole group.”
In order to activate the video chat option, all you have to do is tap on the video icon located at the upper right corner of the screen. As soon as the video chat pops up, the screen will be divided into six grids allowing fifty people to share the call at once. However, only six people will be able to video chat and the rest will be available via voice call.
Furthermore, group members will also be able to use the newly launched 3D masks, stickers, visual effects, and other features during the chat.