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Facebook add group video chat to messenger


Facebook,  social media giant added group video chat to one of its products, messenger. The announcement was made on 19 December 2016.

With 245 million people making video calls in Messenger every month, Facebook is bringing everyone on Messenger the ability to turn group chats into face-to-face conversations no matter where you are across the world. Chatting face-to-face live as a group

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Group Video Chat in Messenger makes it simple and seamless to stay connected face-to-face. Starting today, Group Video Chat is rolling out to Android and iOS devices, and the desktop version of Messenger, worldwide.

Facebook group video chat
Facebook group video chat

Here’s how it works

Group Video Chat is super easy to use (and, of course, free over wifi!). You can see up to six people at a time … but don’t worry if your group is a little larger because up to 50 friends can join in and choose to just listen in and join via voice, or be on camera. Once more than 6 people are on the call, just the dominant speaker is shown to all participants.

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.

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Below is a video  to demonstrate how the product works