Facebook introduces Group Video Chat in Messenger

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Facebook says that 245 million people use Messenger every month to conduct video calls. As a part of that, it is focusing on launching Group Voice Calling feature on the desktop version of Facebook Messenger.

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.

Facebook adding group video calls to Messenger is definitely quite a huge threat to Microsoft's Skype as people are more likely to use Messenger when they want to chat with their friends or family as they are already connected via Facebook. All users have to do is jump into an existing group conversation or create a new one. Once you've selected the members you want to converse with, then you can click "Invite" and a request will be sent to these members to join the call. Keep in mind that this is the Messenger app, not the regular Facebook app. With split-screen group video chat feature added to its popular Messenger app, Houseparty, a popular teen app now has something to worry about. Just like most camera apps, a single tap will take pictures while a longer press will start recording a video.

After popular demand, both iOS and Android devices will be able to start live group video chat directly within the application.

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Messenger also now provides a palette button beside the camera button that provides users with artwork suggestions on the basis of the text written by them.

Above: How Facebook Messenger's group video chat works. "We look forward to hearing what you think".

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