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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 said.

This up­date that Face­book is plan­ning on rolling out, would also fa­cil­i­tate au­dio and video calls of 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. |

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