Facebook has rolled out a new feature for Messenger in both its Android and iOS apps that allows users to add more friends and family members to a voice or video call.
Using the updated apps, Facebook Messenger users will not need to hang up and manually add people into a conversation when converting a one-on-one call to a one-to-many call.
“We’re excited to share a small new feature that will hopefully have a big impact to make your video and audio chats easier and faster than ever,” Sarah Morris, Product Manager of Messenger, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.
Earlier, to turn a one-on-one video or audio chat into a group chat, Facebook Messenger users had 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.
Now, while in a video chat or on a voice call, Facebook Messenger users can tap the screen, select the Add person icon, and choose who you want to join.
All the filters and effects would be available, and after the chat ends, a group chat is created automatically in the user’s inbox.
Users need to download the latest version of Messenger to get the feature.
“With the ability to add more people seamlessly to your calls, you can continue your conversation in the moment, just like if you were together in real life. Never again worry about skipping a beat when sharing your BFF’s spontaneous karaoke performance on Messenger. Sharing moments like these is now a few quick taps away,” Morris added.