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Facebook Groups can now launch up to 250-person chat rooms

Josh Constine
Facebook Groups can now launch up to 250-person chat rooms

If you miss the old AOL chat rooms, you'll love Facebook's plan to combine Groups and with Messenger without spamming you to death. Starting today, Facebook will gradually roll out the ability for members of Facebook Groups to launch group chats about specific sub-topics that up to 250 members can join. Chat for Groups could make Facebook's discussion forums more real-time and engaging, strengthening loyalty to one of the social network's most differentiated features.