With many of us on lockdown or soon to be, group video-chat tools can prevent people feeling isolated and ensure everyone stays in touch.

Various tools can support group video chats, and Snapchat is able to support up to 16 users at once.

It's really simple to set up a Snapchat group chat:

  • Launch Snapchat
  • Tap the Chat icon at the bottom left
  • Tap the New Chat icon at the top right
  • Select multiple friends from the list, then press Chat with Group

At this point you can rename the group and send a message or snap, or you can press the video camera icon at the top of the window to initiate a group video call.

They will get a notification asking them to join the video chat, and when they join you'll see their name bubble light up.

Note that voice chats can support up to 32 members, but with video chats you're limited to 16.

Read next: How to group video call on WhatsApp and how to group video chat on FaceTime