Saturday 1 October 2016

Facebook Messenger adds 50 person voice calls!

Daniel Anderson

Published 21/04/2016 | 08:51

Facebook Messenger
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Facebook Messenger now allows you to include up to 50 people in a single group call, which sounds like a messy way to communicate.

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From today, Facebook Messenger is rolling out an expansion on how voice calling works inside the Android and iOS app, by giving you the chance to add a whole lot of people.

You'll be able to dial up to 50 folks at a time, and it will simply be a matter of pressing the phone symbol while in a group chat. You can also seek out the symbol and add multiple people by clicking on them.

Quite how you communicate with 50 people at once is a different issue - we're not even sure we know 50 people who we would be interested in chatting with at the same time. Still it sees Facebook reaching further into the area previously occupied by Skype and Google Hangouts, though they're both still in the lead when it comes to having video chats with more than one person.

It's a positive new addition for chats with friends or family, and something you might consider trying next time you're in a group chat. All apps should be updated within the next 24 hours.

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