Today, Facebook looks to steal back the service's social video chat growth as it globally launches Messenger Rooms, its new group video chat service, supporting video calls with up to 50 participants with no time limits on call length. You can also choose who can see and join your room or remove people from your room and lock the room if you don't want anyone else to join.
Go say "Hi" to your family.
WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out the Facebook Messenger Rooms integration on the beta version of its app for Android. This feature is now available for everyone, on both mobile and desktop, and it allows up to 50 people to chat on video with no time limit.
Members can add link sharing to make it easier for people to invite more people to a room, even people who aren't their friends. As the feature starts to roll out, Facebook now announced that it will also be bringing Messenger Rooms to Groups and Events as well.
"Or allow any person within the group to create a room". The Messenger Rooms shortcut was also spotted on WhatsApp version 2.20.139 beta for Android, however, it was not available to beta users and more importantly, the integration was not functional. "To help admins keep their communities safe, admins will have the ability to delete any video chat room", said Facebook.
If a group has post approvals turned on, only Admins can create a Room, unless this setting is changed by the Group admin. It's basically a shortcut to direct you to the Messenger app after showing you an introduction on the first use. Leaving the chat room will mean the rest of your friends who are still connected through the room can still hang out there, but ending a chat room will stop the connection for everyone.