It’s since briefly climbed into the top 5 i OS apps and raised $50 million led by Sequoia.
Messenger group video chat works a little differently, but with a similar design.
245 million people make video calls on Messenger each month already, so this feature could see rapid adoption.
The launch makes Messenger the first popular western messaging app with group video chat.
Facebook frames it as “perfect for those spontaneous moments where text just isn’t enough”.