Facebook has launched its new video conferencing feature, Messenger Rooms, which allows up to 50 persons to video chat at a time. The company is now improving its functionality by expanding the ability to invite up to 50 people into a video call (even those who do not have a Facebook account) and then publish the room live on any profile, page, or group. The recent feature has been inaugurated to take on the likes of Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, and MS Teams, as there is a rise in the number of users turning to video chat services during lockdowns and quarantines.
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What is "create a room" on Facebook?
A Messenger Room is a drop-in video chat element from Facebook. People can start a video call from the Facebook app or Messenger and send out invites to several users, even those who don't have a Facebook account. When a user creates a room on Facebook, they will also be eligible to monitor who sees their room in the News Feed by choosing whom to invite.
How to Use?
To create a Facebook Messenger room from your device, you require to have the updated version of Facebook and Messenger apps. If you don't have the apps, you can download them from the Google Play Store or App Store, as favorable.
Once you've installed the apps, you need to follow these simple steps to use Messenger Rooms:
- Start the Messenger app on your gadget.
- Click on the 'People tab' which is at the bottom-right of the web/screen.
- Choose 'Create a Room', and specify the users that you wish to add.
- Now, if you like to share this room with people who don't have a Facebook account, you simply have to share the link with them.
Users will be eligible to join a room using a phone or desktop. Facebook is also working on strategies to enable users to create Rooms from WhatsApp and Instagram Direct, along with the Portal smart exhibition.
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