Facebook announced group video call support for its Messenger app. You can now simply start a video call right from your group and Messenger will automatically start the video call with available members of the group. Also, you can add other members of the group who aren’t active to the call.
While video chatting, the company stresses that Messenger’s other functions remain intact. So you can still send texts, stickers, and other animations while video and audio are transmitting. You can also put on live masks while you are in a group video call. The Live Mask is iOS-only feature. The company will bring this feature to Android later. Facebook Messenger’s group video calling feature is initially launching on iOS and Android.
More and more people use messaging in groups for lots of different reasons like keeping everyone up to date, planning a family vacation or to share a few jokes. 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.