Facebook Messenger launches Group Calling to become your phone
One day, the whole world will be connected via Facebook. If we need to get in touch with any person in the world, we could do it there… interesting vision, isn’t it? We know people’s interests and who they are friends with. We know their surroundings and what they do during their lives. It’s almost like a virtual layer to reality. We already know everything about a person by checking out their profile instead of talking to them. But of course, profiles can differ from reality. Do I like this? I’m not sure, it makes it easier to get in touch with people, but it also takes the excitement away to personally meet someone the first time and find out everything about this person. I think, Facebook is good to keep in touch, but we should not tell it everything so that we can preserve the excitement of travel and of getting to know people.
Jump on the party line or hear the voices of your whole family with Facebook Messenger’s latest feature. Rolling out globally over the next 24 hours on Android and iOS for free, users can start a group VoIP audio call from any group chat.
Just tap the Phone icon, select which of the group chat members you want included and they’ll all receive a Messenger call simultaneously. If you miss the initial call but it’s still in progress, you can tap the Phone icon in the group chat to join the call. At any time you can see who’s on the call and send another ping to anyone who hasn’t joined.
Facebook tells me there’s
no limit on the number of participants, so if you think you’re popular, you can try maxing it out. You’ve got more than 900 million users to hit up.
[Update: Now Facebook says it was wrong and that there’s actually a maximum number of 12 participants on a call.
Update 2: Facebook seems to be in utter disarray after F8, as now it’s apologizing and…
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