Facebook has officially introduced the group video calling features for Messenger on Android, iOS, and the desktop version worldwide. Up to 50 people can join in an ongoing video call while only up to six people can be seen at a time. Once more than 6 people are on the video call, just the dominant speaker is shown to all participants. However the other participants can listen and join via voice, respond using text, stickers, emojis, and GIFs.
How to start group video call on Facebook Messenger
To get started with group video call, all you need to get the latest version of Messenger. You can join into an existing group conversation, or create a new one. 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. Everyone else in the group can join when they are ready with just one tap. You can also directly ring just a few people or the whole group in an ongoing group video call.
In the official blog post, Facebook says,
With 245 million people making video calls in Messenger every month, now we’re bringing everyone on Messenger the ability to turn group chats into face-to-face conversations no matter where you are – whether you’re down the street or halfway across the world. Chatting face-to-face live as a group is perfect for those spontaneous moments when text just isn’t enough