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Group video chat comes to Facebook Messenger

Group video chat comes to Face...
Up to 50 people at once can now share a video chat in Facebook's Messenger app
Up to 50 people at once can now share a video chat in Facebook's Messenger app
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Up to 50 people at once can now share a video chat in Facebook's Messenger app
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Up to 50 people at once can now share a video chat in Facebook's Messenger app

Facebook Messenger's instant messaging, group chat, video call and SMS support features have helped make it one of the most popular messaging apps. Now, there's yet another reason to use it, with Group Video Chat in Messenger making it possible talk face-to-face with multiple people at once.

Although it's only possible to see up to six people on screen at a time, Group Video Chat in Messenger users can actually video chat with up to 50 people at once. When there are more than six people involved in the call, only the current speaker will be shown on screen to the other participants.

Users can either select a new group of friends to include in a video call or open an existing group message and tap the video call icon. Those included will be sent a notification and can simply tap to join the call. Alternatively, it's possible to actually ring people, which can be done for either a whole group or just a few people within a group.

Remarkably, Facebook says that Group Video Chat is the most requested feature for Messenger ever. Its addition will, therefore, help to keep Messenger competitive with the other major messaging platforms and add to the 245 million people making video calls in Messenger every month.

Facebook has begun rolling out Group Video Chat in Messenger to the Android and iOS Messenger apps, as well as on desktop. It is available worldwide.

Source: Facebook

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TommyBrown
You got to understand though, that millions of us users would love to enter in with this too, but we live where is no internet that fast so we can enjoy too. Our rural Centurylink speeds are not fast enough in the USA yet to allow us to. It's sad indeed, but that is the truth. Check it out, you don't have to believe me on this. Oh they can spend billions on naming the next big stadium with their name on it, but they can not fix their end exhaust data speed issues. Fiber optics to us rural users will be the next BIGGIE, just hide and watch.