Facebook social networking giant offers members of Facebook groups the opportunity to launch group discussions with up to 250 members, media reports said.
“Facebook Groups” gives the 1.4 billion active users of the app a platform to plan events, hold face-to-face meetings, or have in-depth interviews with loved ones or people who share the same interests.
“Instead of alerting you immediately to each message in each thread, you will first receive a notification from Facebook groups inviting you to each new chat that you have to voluntarily join to receive further notifications,” TechCrunch reported Thursday.
This update that Facebook plans to roll out gradually will also facilitate audio and video calls that can accommodate up to 50 members at a time. Facebook communities will probably appreciate this new form of direct communication. And Facebook believed that users could have problems with notifications and that users had to sign up for a chat before getting updates.
It is also possible to adjust the notification settings to stop all alerts, or to receive alerts only when someone specifically has @mentioned you. Group administrators can stop discussions or ensure that only administrators can approve discussions.