Group voice calls comes to Facebook Messenger. This was announced in a Facebook post by David Marcus today. The feature goes live in 24 hours and once you have the latest version of the Messenger, you should see something like the image you see below. Once in a group, you can tap the phone icon to initiate a group call.
This is limited to voice calls though for now so you won’t be able to do the regular group video chats that services like Google Hangouts offer. Instant Messaging services like the Chinese WeChat offer group video calls as well so it might be a matter of time for this to become a reality on Facebook Messenger.
Facebook now has over 900 million user with another 1 billion its WhatsApp platform. It’s not also clear at this time if WhatsApp will follow suit any time soon.