Facebook Allows Users to Initiate Group Chats With 250 Persons

Facebook Groups gets the ability to initiate chats with 250 people at one go. According to the social media giant, this new feature allows its 1.4 billion active users of the all to collectively plan events, arrange in-person meetings, or have deeper discussions with their close ones or people of familiar interests.


Facebook is rolling out the ability for members of Facebook Groups to launch group chats that, up to 250 members could join. “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 on Thursday.

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.

With Inputs from IANS.

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October 13, 2018 12:17 am 12:17 AM

Till last month vodafone 4g speed was around 5 to 15 mbps and now there is a huge improvement, speeds touching 50 Mbps even in peak time inside my room

Sayak Roy - Kolkata
October 13, 2018 8:24 am 8:24 AM

Which band?

October 13, 2018 6:59 pm 6:59 PM

Band 1

Nikhil Mumbai - Pune
October 14, 2018 2:16 pm 2:16 PM

So Vodafone has LTE on Band 1 in Bengaluru? Great to see such speeds on Vodafone.

October 15, 2018 7:19 am 7:19 AM

Its chennai not bengaluru 🙂

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 15, 2018 2:04 pm 2:04 PM

Speeds will rise even more after next auction.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 13, 2018 3:55 am 3:55 AM

Great improvement.

October 12, 2018 9:44 pm 9:44 PM

This is not good. FB should be banned for this.