Facebook starts testing group voice calling for Messenger on desktop

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Facebook has started testing group video calls for Messenger on the desktop. The company has confirmed this move with TechCrunch. As of now, a limited number of users have access to this feature and after the testing is done, Facebook will roll out it widely.

People who are selected for testing can see a phone icon on their group chats. Clicking on this will invite all group members for voice calls.

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It is worth to note that the group voice calls for Messenger app was added back in April.

This move was unexpected because Facebook is focusing more on Messenger as an App. But this move is important when Facebook is trying to promote Facebook for Work and use Messenger as an important tool for businesses.

Messaging has evolved beyond text and voice or video calls are now important. Most of the messaging apps have adopted this including Slack that added voice calls earlier this year and video calls last week.

We can also expect group video calls feature in near future. This feature will make the Messenger’s presence more strong against it business competitors to promote Facebook for Work.

What do you think about this move? Let us know if you are interested in Facebook’s group audio calls.

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