Facebook has officially announced that it has rolled out group video chat for Messenger. The new feature allows up to six users to hangout and “livechill” with one another, building on Facebook’s earlier one-and-one video calling feature it unveiled back in 2015.
While only six people can appear at a time in the video chat, up to 50 other people can listen and talk over voice and text. The new feature also allows Snapchat-style filters and masks as well.
The new feature is a great way to connect with friends and family but it’ll be useful for small teams and companies as well, especially ones that have work-at-home setups. Just think about it – the 6 people that are in video can all be supervisors/upper management that drives the main conversation, while the 50 other people that’s not the focus of the video chat can ask clarification questions/general inquiries.
The new feature is available now for both Android and iOS, just make sure you have the latest version of Facebook Messenger on your device.