Facebook has set itself the mission of connecting its user community even more widespread and for this reason it would be working on a new project related to group video calls. The feature is already available on Messenger chat, but in this case, the social network has a stand alone app. The software should be called Bonfire (“bonfire” in English) although the name may be temporary.
Bonfire will have a very simple and intuitive operation. By opening the app you will be able to see which contacts are online at that time and with a few taps the group video chat will be organized. The idea of Facebook, which has integrated direct streaming into the virtual world of Spaces, is to make a solution that allows friends who live remotely to get in touch with each other and have fun sharing their own experiences. The app according to forecasts should be ready for official release by the beginning of the fall. The Silicon Valley giant would also be working on a Talk app called to facilitate video communication between grandparents and grandchildren.
Bonfire really is not an original idea of Facebook. As with the Snapchat Stories, which has released a feature that has become the terror of all parents, even in this case, the Menlo Park company has been inspired by a service called Houseparty. The app in question is the updated version of the Meerkat streaming platform, which Periscope has failed to compete with Facebook Live. Just 6 months after its launch in May 2016, the software has managed to get more than 1.2 million users and in particular among young people. The social network of Mark Zuckerberg, who will build an entire town near Menlo Park, is no longer particularly attractive among teenagers and bonfire along with broadcasting TV programs and upmarket sporting events could be useful to regain credit in their eyes .