Group Video Calls Just Got a Lot Easier on Facebook

From the 22nd of February, Facebook will release an update to Messenger that will make it easier to hold group video calls.

Currently, to turn a one-on-one video or audio chat into a group chat, you have to hang up and start a new conversation from your inbox - either by starting an entirely new message or by searching for an old one - and then turn that conversation into a call.

Following the update, it will be easier to make group video calls by adding people to an ongoing video chat without having to end the call and start a new thread.

While in a video chat or voice call, simply tap the screen and select the “add person” icon, and then choose who you want to join. All your favourite filters and effects are still available in a group chat, and you can easily keep the conversation going after the video or audio chat has ended in the automatically created group chat in your inbox. 

In 2017, there were over 17 billion video calls made on Facebook Messenger. In 2018, Messenger is betting big on group video calls, and Australia is key for the platform with more than 13 million people connecting on Messenger every month.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Facebookmessenger

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments


James Cook University - Master of Data Science Online Course

Learn more >


Sansai 6-Outlet Power Board + 4-Port USB Charging Station

Learn more >

Victorinox Werks Professional Executive 17 Laptop Case

Learn more >



Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?