Facebook Messenger Boosts Party Line

Posted: Apr 20 2016, 4:26pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Facebook Messenger Boosts Party Line
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Over the next 24 hours, Facebook Messenger will be rolling out the latest feature for both Android and iOS users - party lines. Anyone who has the app on their phone will be able to start a group VolP audio call.

In order to use the feature, all you have to do is tap on the phone icon, select whom you want included in the call, and they will receive a Messenger call at the same time. If you don't pick up right away, you are still able to enter the call as long as someone is still in it. According to Tech Crunch, the limit is 50 for the number of people who can be involved in the call.

Facebook launched one-one-one calls in 2014, and a year later Mark Zuckerberg said that Messenger made up 10% of all VolP calls globally.

Video group calling is expected next. Messenger's head of product, Stan Hunovsky, said that “Group video calling is definitely a use case that a lot of our people might be interested in at some point…[and] it would be a big deal if the whole [shakes hand to simulate lack of video stabilization] thing goes away.”

Messenger continues to grow and evolve, and many people think it will eventually work as a replacement for Skype, and even your phone number. Messenger makes it easy to block people, add them to preferred lists, and now even work together.

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