Published on April 22nd, 2016 | by Saurabh Pandey0
Facebook Messenger gets group calling feature with up to 50 friends
While Facebook is obsessed with bots, it’s not the only new feature the company has been working on for Messenger. The app will soon be getting group calls which, as its name implies, allows you to have an audio-based conversation with multiple people. With the latest version of the Messenger app, it’s just a matter of tapping the phone icon while you’re inside a group chat. Once you’ve done this, Facebook will give you a secondary screen to manage the people on the call.To start a group call, a user needs to just tap the “Phone” icon, select which of the group chat members he or she wants to include and call. All the selected members will receive a Messenger call simultaneously.
Messenger’s this latest feature was set to be rolled out globally over the next 24 hours on Android and iOS devices for free and users can start a group Voice over IP (VoIP) audio call from any group chat, TechCrunch.com reported.
Voice over IP (VoIP) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks such as the internet.
To start a group call, a user needs to just tap the “Phone” icon, select which of the group chat members he or she wants to include and call. All the selected members will receive a Messenger call simultaneously. If one misses the initial call but the call is still in progress, the users can tap the Phone icon in the group chat to join the call. The user can also see who all are joined in the call and can add participants during the group conversation.