After years since Facebook Messenger was launched, the app finally added group video chat today.
As Facebook announced in a blog post today, you can now start a new group video chat in the app by tapping video call on a group conversation or by creating a new group within the app
Obviously, everyone in your group needs the Facebook Messenger installed on his phone to make/accept these calls.
If you have Google Hangouts to do group video calls, you will find messenger way of handling multiple users similar, if there are more than 6 participants, you will automatically see a carousel like UI where messenger will show the face of active users. If there are less than seven users, you can pick between an option to see all participants at once though.
You can have a max of 50 participants on a group video call.
Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular apps in app stores and Facebook forcing users to install it in order to use Facebook messages has paid-off well The feature is available on iOS, Android and web version of the messenger.
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