Facebook has announced that its Facebook Messenger app will now allow group calls with up to 50 participants at one time. Messenger Group video chat update has started rolling out to IOS devices and Android devices, and the desktop versions of Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Messenger will be able to see up to six people at a time but up to 50 people can join in the conversation via voice or camera. “Once more than 6 people are on the call, just the dominant speaker is shown to all participants,” the company said.
To start a group video chat, users need to go to an already existing group conversation, or create a new one, and tap the video icon on the top-right of the screen. All the group members will then be notified and can join in the video chat via single tap. “For an extra nudge, you can also directly ring just a few people or the whole group,” Facebook said.
Facebook said the update is rolling out yesterday globally. While the video chatting, the company stresses that Messenger’s other function remains intact. So you can still send texts, stickers, and other animation while video and audio are transmitted. There is also an impressive feature which added in IOS devices, that is live masks. This feature filters the animate a visual overlay over your face in real time. This company said this feature should be arriving on Android soon.
Facebook has come out with a lot of new features to make it more impressive and advance like 3D masks and text-based artwork suggestion and Secret Conversation. The secret conversation brings end-to-end encryption which has disappearing messages with a fixed time limit that the user can decide. Facebook also introduced games for the Messenger app, including Pac-Man, basketball and football.