Well, you have been waiting for it, and it’s finally here. Facebook Messenger chat app now supports video chat with up to 50 people. This, according to Facebook has been the most requested feature ever by Facebook Messenger users. And now the Group Video Chat is rolling out to Android and iOS devices, and the desktop version of Messenger, worldwide.
With 245 million people making video calls in Messenger every month, Facebook is now making it possible for users to turn group chats into face-to-face conversations.
Only six people can, however, view each other during the chat so that means if your group is a little larger, the rest can join in and choose to just listen in and join via voice, or be on camera.
‘’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. ‘’ Facebook said in a blog post.
To get started with the video chat feature you will first need to download the latest version of messenger. You can then 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.
‘’We’re delighted to bring you the ability to chat face-to-face with those who matter to you most, wherever they are.’’ Facebook added.