Face­book to al­low up to 250 peo­ple on group chat

Oman Daily Observer - - SCITECH -

SO­CIAL net­work­ing gi­ant Face­book is rolling out the abil­ity for mem­bers of Face­book Groups to launch group chats that, up to 250 mem­bers could join.

“Face­book Groups” gives the 1.4 bil­lion ac­tive users of the app a plat­form to col­lec­tively plan events, ar­range in-per­son meet­ings, or have deeper dis­cus­sions with their close ones or peo­ple of sim­i­lar in­ter­ests.

“In­stead of im­me­di­ately alert­ing you of ev­ery mes­sage in ev­ery thread, you’ll first get a Face­book Groups no­ti­fi­ca­tion invit­ing you to each new group chat you have to vol­un­tar­ily join to re­ceive fur­ther no­ti­fi­ca­tions,” Techcrunch re­ported.

This up­date that Face­book is plan­ning on grad­u­ally rolling out, would also fa­cil­i­tate au­dio and video calls ac­com­mo­dat­ing up to 50 mem­bers at once.

Users would have an op­tion to browse through ac­tive chat threads, launch a new one, turn off no­ti­fi­ca­tions for mes­sage re­ac­tions or Mes­sen­ger games and opt-in to be no­ti­fied only if they have been “@men­tioned” in the thread.

Group ad­mins would have the au­thor­ity to al­ways shut down a group chat or limit their cre­ation to only other ad­mins, the re­port added.

Pre­vi­ously, the Mark Zucker­berg-owned plat­form al­lowed only up to 150 peo­ple on a Group chat at once.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Oman

© PressReader. All rights reserved.