We are getting minor updates for the Messenger application we are using on a daily basis. It’s the perfect standalone messaging app from Facebook with enough chatting capabilities. In a very recent update, they have integrated group video chat. A similar function to Zoom and Google Meet applications. The feature is knowns as Messenger Rooms, perfect for every business and individual on Facebook Messenger, even if they aren’t on the platform.
However, there are limits, as the Messenger app is a free app from Facebook. For a video call, group vid call or chat size limit, message limits, call time limits, forwarding, etc. In this article, I am going to cover everything, so stay here to know about these limits on Facebook Messenger. Please have a look at the Infographics for easy understanding at the bottom of the article.
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Message Forwarding Limits on Messenger
On September 3rd, 2020, Jay Sullivan the Director of Product Management, and Privacy as well as Saftey. He introduced a limit for forwarding messages on Facebook Messenger. According to him, they are about to stop harmful information from spreading and getting viral in no time because of the unlimited allowance of forwarding messages in Messenger.
However, they have implemented limits for it and now you can only forward messages to only 5 people or groups on Messenger. All this is because of the spreading of unwanted misinformation getting viral in seconds. However, they don’t think that there could be an emergency, true and authentic information needs to be viral. However, it is their platform and they can do whatever they want on it.
Messenger Group Participants Limits
Groups on Facebook are an easy way to keep yourself busy with clients, friends, or family members. Just like any other application, let’s WhatsApp, you can create groups in Facebook Messenger. The choice is yours to select the desired participants you like, but there are limits to it. In a single group on Facebook Messenger, you can only add up to 250 people. You cannot exceed this limit by any method.
However, as of now, you can add up to 50 people to a group video chat or in a room on Messenger. Because Facebook Messenger Rooms allows you to add up to 50 people in a single Room (group video call).
Moreover, if you are thinking that how many users can you message at once in a group. Then the answer is you can message up to 150 people at once in the group. This means, you can launch a group chat and can message up to 150 people at once. (Source official Facebook Help Forum).
Messenger Time Limit for Calls
As per Facebook, there is no time limitation for video chat or video calls or group video calls, or Room Chat. You guys can extend the call as long as you want. However, this is for both Messenger calls, video calls, and Rooms video chat. The call or video call will end when you end it. There is no time limit on calling or video chatting on Facebook Messenger.
Many users are confused that there is no time limit only for Messenger Rooms. But they are wrong, anywhere in Facebook Messenger, you can start a video chat or call or a group chat and can extend it as long as you want unless you end it. I hope this may clear up your confusion.
Contacts or Friends Limit on Facebook Messenger
Lots of users are making me this question, but I am still confused. If you are the one who can let us know about this limit, please write it down in the comment section.
For friends on Facebook, you can add sent requests and be friends with up to 5000 people per account. However, you can create another Facebook account and start adding more friends, but that is annoying. However, you can change your account to be verified or business one to exceed this limit, but it is just information, not been confirmed yet.
Both on Facebook and Messenger, the friends count is the same. So, once you reach the 5K limit of friends on Facebook Messenger too, you won’t be able to add more friends or accept requests from others as well. In short, Messenger and Facebook both allow you to add up to 5K friends or contacts only.
Moreover, you can check and see all you sent friend requests on Facebook. Then cancel the one request not interesting in your friendship. This way you will have the opportunity to add more contacts or friends while canceling the existing requests (for contacts who don’t wanna be friends with you on Facebook).
Video call or Chat Limit on Messenger
Facebook has introduced Rooms for group video chat with a limit for adding up to 50 people in a single Room Video Call. However, there is no time limit for it. You can have unlimited sessions a day or an hour as you like, but remember for group chat messages there is a forwarding limit, you can forward a message to up to 5 people or groups. In a normal video chat, you can add up to 8 people but in a Room call, video chat up to 50 people.
Facebook Messenger Messages Limit
Is there any limit on Facebook Messenger messages? The short answer is Yes. According to Facebook Help Forum, you can send messages to up to 150 people at once on Facebook Messenger. However, you can not exceed this limit in any way. So don’t waste your time searching for such a solution and talk to 150 people at once on Facebook Messenger.
If you have a business on Facebook and wanna chat with your customers then ask Facebook Support Team, they can suggest the best method for dealing with more than 150 customers on Facebook Messenger at once.