Facebook Messenger has added feature of video chat in groups. Group Video Chat feature enable users to stay connected face-to-face. Group Video Chat is rolling out to Android and iOS devices, and the desktop version of Messenger, worldwide.
According to Stephane Taine, Product Manager, Messenger, over 245 million people make video calls in Messenger every month and now we’re bringing everyone on Messenger the ability to turn group chats into face-to-face conversations.
According to Facebook, Group Video Chat is easy to use and up to 50 friends can join in and choose to listen in and join via voice, or be on camera. Once more than 6 people are on the call, just the dominant speaker is shown to all participants. This app will alo support live 3D masks (iOS only for now – Android coming soon).
How To Get started:
Facebook has explained the procedure to start this feature. “To get started, you will need the latest version of Messenger. All you have to do is jump into an existing group conversation, or create a new one. Then tap on the video icon on the upper right of the screen to enter the video chat and everyone in the group will be notified. 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”.