Facebook Messenger Now Supports Up To 50 Video Call Users
If you typically use Facebook's Messenger App to keep up with friends and all the strangers who message you for whatever reason, you'll be pleased to learn that the Messenger app is now capable of group video calls with up to 50 participants. How well that works, however, is going to depend on the various connection speeds and how your own works.
The first six participants will be displayed in a grid view, but after six Messenger will display the dominant speaker's feed only, much like Google Hangouts, which tends to swap back and forth between those who are speaking and those who are spectating. Except Google Hangouts and even Skype have limits of 10 participants, so this might be better for larger-scaled conversations.
The update was rolled out for both iOS and Android, and it still includes texts, stickers, animations, and other mobile functions that you could previously utilize when on the app itself. You can also use the bizarre, Snapchat-like live masks if you choose to when in on a call. Currently this is an iOS-only feature, though it's coming to Android soon.