Facebook Launches ‘Messenger Rooms’ for Video Chats to take on Zoom, support up to 50 Users

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“Facebook rolls out a new feature Facebook Messenger Rooms in some countries and will be expanding globally in the coming week.”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Facebook Messenger Rooms allows user to add 50 people in a video call
  • The Messenger room can lock the room to prevent uninvited guests from entering
  • You can create a room for meeting within Messenger or Facebook
  • WhatsApp add 8 people in a group chat on the latest beta version.

Facebook announced a new feature called Messenger Rooms, which will take on the popular Video confessing app Zoom. The Messenger Room will allow users to add up to 50 peoples to join a meeting or video call. You can invite anyone to the meeting and also have a control room to block unwanted or uninvited visits.

The interesting thing about this new product is that, you can invite anyone and create a room even if they don’t have a Facebook account.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, millions of people are working from home and they need a way to connect with there their friend, family, and any office related work, but the popular video confessing apps like WhatsApp, Google DEO will allow video chat up to 4 peoples.



Messenger Rooms call
Messenger Rooms call

Then the Zoom app which takes the advantage, In a free plan It allows users to add 100 participants in one group for 40 minutes, and the Enterprise plan can allow the user to add up to 1000 participants in one meeting. Also read about the Zoom data security risk.

The new feature is available on Facebook and messenger apps, but the company will roll out and intergrade these features in Instagram and WhatsApp. While the new Messenger Room calls are not end-to-end encrypted. In its beta version, WhatsApp allows users to add up to 8 people in a group chat, but there is no news when this new feature will come for all users.

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