Chatting with your mother or other close relative on a video call in Messenger to wish her happy birthday, and you want to add your sister and brother in to join the fun — Facebook has just made it easier by allowing you to add more people to your video and audio chats.
Facebook Messenger already has ability to chat with one person or a group of people, but currently, to turn a one-on-one video or audio chat into a group chat, you have to hang up, start a new conversation from your inbox – either by creating an entirely new message or by searching for an old one – and then turn that conversation into a call.
But with this new feature, you can simply turn a one-on-one video chat or voice call into a group call – without having to interrupt the conversation.
Now while in a video chat or on a voice call, tap the screen and select the “add person” icon, and then choose who you want to join. And after the chat ends, keep the conversation going in the automatically created group chat in your inbox.
The ability to add more people to an in-progress video chat or voice call is available now on Android and iOS around the world. Make sure download the latest version of Messenger.
Facebook’s daily active users (DAUs) were 1.40 billion on average for December 2017, an increase of 14 per cent year-over-year. Monthly active users (MAUs) were 2.13 billion as of December 31, 2017 – an increase of 14 per cent year-over-year.