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About Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is perhaps the most ubiquitous of the video calling apps currently available. Messenger allows you to send and receive Messenger messages, audio calls, and video calls to/from other Facebook users.

Messenger has the following features:

  • Chat (text messaging)
  • Voice messaging (like leaving a message on an answering machine)
  • Voice calls, one-on-one or groups up to 8 people
  • Video calls, one-on-one or group up to 8 people
  • Rooms, host up to 50 people in a group chat for an unlimited amount of time for free. You can join an open Room with a link, even if you don’t have a Facebook account.

To use Messenger, you must have a Facebook account. Watch this video to learn how to create a Facebook account.

Compatible Devices

Messenger is compatible with many devices including Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Fire Tablets, iPhones, iPads, computers, and the Facebook Portal smart display.

Mobile Devices

To use Messenger on a mobile device, you must download the Messenger app.

Computer

You can access Messenger on a computer via the Facebook website. Open a web browser from your computer or phone and go to www.facebook.com. Calling on messenger.com or facebook.com is only available using the internet browsers Chrome or Opera.

You can also download the dedicated Messenger for Desktop app on your PC or Mac.

Smart Displays

Please see our dedicated Facebook Portal page for detailed information and instructions on how to use Messenger on Facebook Portal.

Instructions

Mobile Devices – Android smartphones & tablets, Amazon Fire Tablets, iPhone, & iPad
(One-on-one and Group Calls)

How to video chat with someone or a group in Messenger – written instructions

You can video chat with just one person, or with a group of people.

To video chat with one person on a mobile device:

  1. From  Chats, open a conversation with the person you want to video chat with.
  2. Tap .

To video chat with a group on a mobile device:

  1. From  Chats, open a group conversation with the people you want to video chat with.
  2. Tap .

How to create a Group Chat in Messenger – video

Computers – PC & Mac
(One-on-one and Group Calls)

How to video chat with someone or a group in Messenger – written instructions with pictures

You can video chat with just one person, or with a group of people.

Desktop App and Desktop (messenger.com):

  1. Open the conversation with the person or group you want to video chat.
  2. Click .
    To end a video call, tap Facebook Messenger red end button.

Need more help?

Please contact us at info@ndassistive.org or 800-895-4728.

We welcome your requests for additional support materials and will do our best to accommodate them.

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