A new feature in FaceTime allows you to have calls with up to 32 people for free.

FaceTime on iOS just got a big boost. With the latest iOS update you can now have FaceTime video calls with up to 32 people.

The easiest way to get started is by calling everyone from a group message. Their phone rings and asks them to join in.

Each person appears in a tile on the screen. When someone speaks, their tile moves to the center of the screen and becomes larger. Tiles that don’t fit on the screen appear on the bottom. Tap a participant to see their tile.

You can set your Memoji as your image.   Or, add other filters and effects to add to the conversation.

It works surprisingly well and is a great way to connect with any group.