After six, Messenger will display only the dominant speaker’s feed.
That makes Messenger’s video chat feature one of the more robust options in the industry, seeing as how both Google Hangouts and Microsoft Skype have 10-person limits on their consumer products.
Up to 50 people, not six, can stream both video and audio simultaneously.
However, only the dominant speaker will have their video feed streamed after six participants have joined a call.
Unlike Google Hangouts' often dark interface, Meet puts its tools in a bright white toolbar.
Recently, Google split text chat off into a brand new app that has more in common with Slack than IM, along with a redesigned version of of their video chat. It's much the same as Hangouts—in fact, it appears to be using the very same backend service, just on a different domain and with a refreshed UI. You'll book appointments first in Google Calendar, then open meet.and jump on the call when it's time.Create a new Google Calendar event, and you'll get a Hangouts video chat link included automatically—and can pick up your chat conversations right inside Gmail.This year, Google is doubling down on its success with Hangouts, splitting it into two apps for businesses: Meet and Chat.While video chatting, the company stresses that Messenger’s other functions remain intact.So you can still send texts, stickers, and other animations while video and audio are transmitting.With dozens of great video and text chat apps for teams–each of which include quite similar features–the deciding factor is often down to the way your team works.Google Hangouts quickly became that default, easiest-to-use chat option for many teams thanks to it running in your browser and being deeply integrated in Google's other apps.In the mobile space, Facebook is dealing with a whole other breed of competitor.Snapchat added video calling earlier this year, while Whats App just made the feature available widely to the public last month.The addition of video chat follows an April update that first added group calling to Messenger.Prior to that add-on, Facebook’s app was only capable of making one-on-one audio calls.