Facebook Messenger Launches Group Video Chat for up to 6 People

Facebook Messenger isn’t a stranger to video calling, and now it’s even going into the group chat market.

As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed that it is rolling out up to six-screen group voice chatting in the latest update to Messenger. To get started, Facebook has aimed to make it as easy as possible: Simply jump into an existing Group conversation, or start a new one, and then tap on the video icon in the top-right of the conversation. Everyone in the group will be notified of the group video call, and those who want to can join in with a single tap.

Facebook Messenger Group chats support up to 50 people at a time, and while they can all be in the Group chat at the same time, only six people can use the video calling feature at the same time. User can be directly notified to join the video call, too, or the whole group can be notified and those who want to join can do so.

As noted in the original report, the group calling also features “selfie masks,” which will allow those in the video call to put different digital disguises on while they are in the call. Group video chat begins rolling out today for iOS, Android, and on the web.

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[via TechCrunch; Facebook]