Facebook has revealed the latest update to its messaging app as it looks to take on the likes of Twitter.

The social media giant has announced that users will now be able to chat with more of their friends in one place with the introduction of expanded group chats.

The new option, which will allow up to 50 participants in a single chat, is available on the updated iOS and Android versions of the Facebook Messenger app and should be rolling out to users over the next 24 hours.

“Really excited to announce the global roll out of group calling in Messenger today,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced on his Facebook page earlier today.

In order to expand their chats, users simply need to tap on the phone icon to initiate a group call. You can then manage individual participants on the next screen.

The news is the latest expansion to Facebook Messenger, which the company revealed earlier this month now has more than 900 million users worldwide.