After unveiling its “Instant Games” feature at the end of November, Facebook Messenger is back with another new feature — split-screen group video chat.
Rolling out worldwide on i OS, Android and web starting December 19, the feature will be the first widely-used western messaging app with group video chat beating out competitors like Apple’s Face Time/i Message.
Check out the demo above and let us know if this will be your new go-to video chatting app.
You can make Face Time calls from a cellular i Pad or i Phone using 3G or 4G, but if you want to do this remember that it could eat into your mobile data allowance.
On your i OS device, tap Settings Face Time and make sure the Face Time switch is in the On position.
Folks have been using instant messaging on their mobile phones almost as long as there have been mobile phones.
Video chatting, on the other hand, is only really starting to take off in a big way now that mobile data networks are really starting to expand in bandwidth.You may need to log in with your Apple ID - the usual email address and password you use when buying from the App Store.Skype's group video call feature is now free for all users.Google Hangouts may have been arguably less reliable than Skype (especially in the beginning), but its offering was free.Prince William has teamed up with Lady Gaga in a bid to bring an end to the "shame" of talking about mental health.You can also Face Time from your Mac to their Mac, i Pad or i Phone, or equally they can receive the Face Time call on their Mac.