Introducing Group Video Chat in Messenger | Facebook Newsroom
We’re thrilled to launch the most requested Messenger feature ever – the ability to video chat in groups. Group Video Chat in Messenger makes it simple and seamless to stay connected face-to-face.
If there are six people or less you have the option to either view all participants’ video at once or use a Hangouts-like carousel that highlights the active speaker. Once you go beyond six, Messenger will default to the latter. You can have a max of 50 participants.
The feature is rolling out to Android, iOS and the desktop version of Messenger, just in time for a big holiday video call with friends and family.