Days after getting an all-new camera, Facebook Messenger is being beefed up with another new feature.
Facebook Messenger now supports group video chat on Android and iOS, as well as on the desktop. With group video chat, you can video chat with up to six people at once, and you can add more people who can chat with voice. Up to 50 people are supported at once.
To get started, everyone in the group will need the newest version of Facebook Messenger. You’ll then start a group conversation or join an existing one, tap the video icon in the upper right corner of the screen, and everyone will be notified of the video chat. Each person can join with one tap.
The timing of this group video chat launch is important, because a lot of people video chat with one another over the holidays if they can’t visit in person. Group video chat enables several people to communicate at once, making it easier and more fun to stay in touch with multiple people.