“So the chat becomes a shared whitespace.” In that respect, the video streams are small and float above the text chat unobtrusively.
Interestingly, too, the interface deliberately puts a user’s own video feed to the side so that people can’t spend their time observing — or obsessing over — their own appearance.
One of Facebook’s biggest rivals, Snapcat, supports video calling as well.
If that’s not enough, then i OS users can also use Apple’s built-in Face Time feature for video calling, and Google has Duo.
But don’t expect 50 people suddenly joining in for video chatting sessions.