Facebook enters the videoconferencing fray with messenger room
Facebook’s new video group is a video calling messenger room that supports 50 people and allows anyone to join the link
Facebook started a videoconferencing, launching ‘Messenger Rooms’ which also has apps like Zoom and Houseparty. This new feature built within the Messenger app supports up to 50 people in a video call and allows people without a Facebook account to join it.
Facebook is currently testing Messenger Room in some countries and it should reach all users globally in the coming weeks.facebook enters the videoconferencing In India, Messenger Rooms is already available and includes desktop versions on its Android, iOS apps. You will probably have to update Messenger to the latest version to get the new feature.
Here you can start with Messenger Rooms.
On Android and iOS, open Messenger, then choose ‘People’ from the bottom bar. Here, you will see the option ‘Create Room Room’ at the top. Tap on it and it will open up to a video chatbox. Facebook enters the videoconferencing This is very easy on Messenger’s desktop app since there is more space. You will see the Create Room icon right next to the Settings gear icon. You will also be asked to join as <your profile name> and you can accept it to open your messenger room.
Messenger Room is available on the Messenger app for Android, iOS, and desktop.
Now once you have here, you can share the link to your Messenger Room by selecting the ‘Share Link’ option below for Android and iOS. On the desktop app, you need to select the available call participants icon on the bottom bar. You can then copy the link and share it with others through an app like WhatsApp.
You can choose to share the link only with people on Facebook or with anyone without a Facebook account. Facebook enters the videoconferencing Note that users who have access to your Messenger Room link will see your Facebook profile name and display picture. You can also close the room which will prevent others from joining it.
On messenger rooms, users can make video calls with up to 50 people. There is also a screen sharing option but this feature is limited to the Messenger desktop app. You can tap on each participant’s icon and view their Facebook profile or chat with them. There is no option to chat within a group video call on the messenger room. Instead, it opens the chat on the Messenger app.