Facebook has understood that videoconferencing services like Zoom had the edge during confinement, hence the interest in adapting. The social network today unveils Messenger Rooms to make video calls up to 50 people (Facebook offers video calls to 50 people).
Messenger Rooms are new chat rooms, accessible in groups and by simply sharing a video link, which make it easier to interact with friends, relatives and people who share your interests.
You can create a Room directly from Messenger, Facebook via your news feed, your private groups or your Facebook events, and invite your friends to join you, even if they do not have a Facebook account or the Messenger application.
Choose who can join your Rooms, whether it’s your friends, specific people, or anyone with the link. You can also lock a Room whenever you don’t want someone else to enter it. Finally, you will soon be able to create and join Rooms from Instagram, WhatsApp, and Portal.
There is also a change in WhatsApp. Instant messaging video calls have grown to eight people now, down from four so far.
These new features are in place now, according to Facebook. Some people may have to wait a few days / days to take advantage of it, however.