You may have used voice calls in Facebook Messenger to make calls, but the company unveiled group calling for the iOS and Android. This feature was announced by the Facebook’s vice president of messaging, David Marcus on his Facebook profile.
Now You Can Make Group Calls in Facebook Messenger With Up To 50 Friends
Facebook announced group calling feature for the Messenger app which allows you to add up to 50 friends for a group call. Marcus said that this feature is coming to both Android and iOS within next 24 hours. The new update will show up a phone icon in group chats, it will also let you add a new participant during call .
Messenger is having about 900 million active users every month. The company is adopting amazing strategies in order to attract more and more people towards messenger.
In order to use group calling feature, you need to tap on the phone icon and then choose which friends you want to add in the group chat. After choosing, messenger will dial your friends at the same time, once your friends answer the call, you are able to talk with all. In case, if any friend misses the call, he/she can still join throughout the call.
This feature is available in the latest version of Messenger app, after updating the app you should see phone icon there. Marcus further said “Give it a try, and as always, let us know how we can make it even better for you,”.
Messenger is getting group voice calling not video calling, and this feature may be rolled out soon. If Facebook keeps introducing more and more features to its messenger app, it could be also used instead of Skype, Hangout as they are currently allowing conference calls through their platform.