Facebook’s Messenger Rooms may soon be available on its other messaging service, WhatsApp. According to Mashable, Facebook has announced a new Messenger feature that allows up to 50 users to share the same video chat. Known as Messenger Rooms, the video conferencing feature is currently available in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with it rolling out to the rest of the world next week.
The new feature: Messenger Rooms don’t have a time limit and other participants don’t need a Facebook account to join the video call and all they need is a link to the Room. The host can create a room and share rooms on Facebook through news feed, groups and events, also separate from the Messenger app. This new feature would be Facebook’s answer to Zoom’s dominant run as the go-to video conference platform in times of social distance.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post, “Rooms have no time limit, can accommodate up to 50 people, and you can make them for free on Messenger, Facebook, and soon on Instagram and WhatsApp.” The feature has already been seen on WhatsApp by WABetaInfo. The Messenger Room integration is available on beta 2.20.163 for Android. Moreover, the feature was also seen on the WhatsApp Web 2.2019.6 version.
The & # 39; Room & # 39; Option is available in the share menu (paper clip icon in the chat bar) where it has the & # 39; Camera & # 39; had been replaced, according to the WABetaInfo report. Clicking on the Space shortcut will bring up a dialog box describing the feature with the & # 39; Continue option in Messenger & # 39 ;. There is another shortcut for Messenger Rooms in the Conversations tab of WhatsApp. (ANI)