December 24, 2016
Facebook has recently released an interesting new feature called ‘group video chat’. It works almost the same way as Skype’s video chat. With this new update, Messenger users will be able to hold video chats in groups maintaining thus a channel of seamless face-to-face communication. This feature is rolling out to Android and iOS devices as well as the desktop version of Messenger.
Video chats in Messenger supports up to six people at a time but it can also include up to 50 members who can join via voice or camera and can only listen. Once the video chat is live, only the dominant speaker is visible to the rest of the members. ‘To get started, you’ll 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.’