Facebook has hit us with announcement of a new feature coming to its Messenger app that will allow users start up group calls with up to 50 People including friends and family members.
This new feature will start rolling out immediately on both iOS and Android Messenger apps, The update will use the same established group chats within Facebook’s messenger as a platform for starting a voice call with the group’s members.
You can be able to set up a group call by just tapping the new phone icon at the bottom of a group chat window, then you can begin selecting the people you want specifically to be part of the group call, and waiting for them to receive a Messenger notification and jump in on the conversation. Facebook confirmed that a total number of 50 people can be in one group call at same time, and that anyone late to the call can join after through the same phone icon in the group’s chat log.
Group calls are expanding of Messenger’s already established one-on-one voice and video calling features, and Facebook is planning something bigger with group video conferencing could be coming down the line very soon, as well.
“Group video calling is definitely a use case that a lot of our people might be interested in at some point,” Stan Chudnovsky, Messenger’s head of product, said in an interview last year.