Facebook Messenger is one of Facebook’s most popular products and currently has more than 900 million active users.
Facebook Messenger has now launched a group-calling feature that allows users to simultaneously dial up to 50 friends online. Facebook that the free service is rolling out globally over the next 24 hours to all Messenger users with the latest Android and iOS app updates.
Users from any group chat can initiate a group call.Everyone who is invited will receive a Messenger call simultaneously.In cases of missed calls, invited participants can join a call that is still in progress by tapping the Phone icon in the group chat.
With the explosive popularity and ease of use of Apple’s Facetime, allowing quick personal connections through video chatting, Facebook is leveraging the popularity of the largest global social network to deliver a similar on-demand social platform.
The company believes that through these new features, it can become a major player in the global video chat space. With the power of group video chat enabling Facebook’s 1.59 billion active users to instantly connect face-to-face, the world is about to become much smaller.