Facebook recently announced a group calling feature in Messenger app letting its 900 million users can now dial up to 50 friends concurrently over the internet.
It will be coming to iOS and Android and will show up as an icon in group chats. The users can also add new participants in the call, but it isn’t yet a video-chatting feature as Messenger still restricts it to one-one conversations.
Last time, Facebook added mini games like basketball and chess, even Venmo-like payment feature and the recent addition of artificial intelligence facebook bots. It sums up that Facebook considers its users preferences so that they will keep coming back to Messenger app rather using other competing apps.
It simply implies that facebook wants to replace other mobile apps making its users always come back to messenger app and live inside the social network’s ecosystem.