Friday, 14 December, 2018

Facebook Messenger update makes group calls easier

Above Facebook Group Video Calls Now easier Above Facebook Group Video Calls Now easier
Sherri Watson | 22 February, 2018, 04:36

Usually when having a one-on-one video or audio call on Messenger, you are expected to interrupt it if you want to add someone to the conversation. Many different features have been added to Messenger over the years, but one that seems crucial - the ability to add people to your in-progress video calls - has been missing since video calling launched back in 2015. Thanks to a small new feature, this is now a thing of the past.

To add more friends and family members to your audio and video chats on Messenger, all you need to do is tap the screen, select the "add person" icon, and then choose who you want to join. All your favourite filters and effects are still available in a group chat, and you can easily keep the conversation going after the video or audio chat has ended in the automatically created group chat in your inbox. "Never again worry about skipping a beat when sharing your BFF's spontaneous karaoke performance on Messenger". To add friends into the call, simply press the "+" while in a call and a list of people will pop-up, allowing you to add multiple people fast and at once.

The new feature is already available on Android and iOS globally.

This latest update is a part of Facebook's plan, which it announced back in January, to simplify Messenger this year.

Previously, making a group call was not as easy as it might sound. In 2016, when Facebook Messenger first added audio calls to the service it became quite popular among users. For example, FaceTime will reportedly get Animoji, which would allow the use of animated emoji characters for video chats.