Facebook Messenger now lets IOS users video chat with up to 50 people at once!

Can't go home for the holidays? Don't fret, Facebook Messenger just made it easier than ever to connect with friends and family wherever they may be. 

The social network's messaging app now lets you hold video chats in groups, allowing you to talk face-to-face with as many as 50 people at one time.

That trounces the number of participants you can have in a Google Hangout or Skype video call, both of which are capped at 10.

Part of the fun - though only on iOS for now - is putting on 3D masks during your chat, lending some Snapchat-like silliness to your video conversations.  

How to start your own: 

To begin a group video chat, you'll first need to make sure you have the most up-to-date version of Messenger. 

Once you've downloaded that, head into an existing group chat or start a new one, then tap the video icon in the upper right hand corner. 

This will initiate a video chat, and everyone in the group will receive a heads up it's started.

Group video chats are yet another way Facebook is connecting us, and another feature it's adding against the likes of FaceTime, Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp (which Facebook owns), and other messaging platforms. 


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  • Dec 20, 2016
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