Yesterday while talking about Facebook group audio calls for Messenger on the web, I expected the possible launch of group video calls. Now it is finally here. Facebook now lets you host a group video chats on Messenger from Android, iOS or web.
To start a video chat, simply start a video call in a group conversation, or create a new group and then video call. You can also ping people individually if they are not responding to group video calls.
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The best thing about Messenger video calls is that you can have up to 50 members in video calls. If you have 6 or less than 6 people in video calls, you have the option to either view all participants’ video at once or use a Hangouts-like carousel.
If the video call limit has filled up and you cannot join or if you’re at work and can’t join in, you can still see what’s going on and respond with messages or your voice.
It also allows users add Snapchat-like animated face masks powered by MSQRD. As of now, it is only available for iOS and will come soon for Android. I hope it will never come for the web.
Facebook has started rolling out this feature for Android, iOS, and Desktop version of Messenger to give you a Christmas gift.