Monday, 27 April 2020

Facebook Messenger Rooms allow 50 Participants with No Time Limit

Facebook has announced Messenger Rooms that will allow group video calls of up to 50 people with no time limit. People can create a room right from Messenger or Facebook, and invite anyone to join the video call,
even if they don`t have a Facebook account.

In Facebook Messenger Rooms, the users can post links in their News Feed or in Groups or event pages.

"When you create a room, you choose who can see and join it. You can remove people from the call and lock a room if you don`t want anyone else to enter," Facebook said in a statement.

If your friends or communities create rooms that are open to you, you`ll see them on Facebook so you can find things to do and people to hang out with.

"When you`re invited to a room, you can join from your phone or computer ? no need to download anything to get started. If you have the Messenger app, you can play with AR effects like bunny ears, and new AI-powered features like immersive 360 backgrounds and mood lighting," informed the social networking giant.

Messenger Rooms is rolling out in some countries like the US this week and will expand to the rest of the world soon.

According to Facebook, between WhatsApp and Messenger, more than 700 million accounts participate in calls every day.

In many countries, video calling on Messenger and WhatsApp more than doubled, and views of Facebook Live and Instagram Live videos increased significantly in March when the lockdowns and social distancing came into practice globally.

Messenger Rooms is rolling out in some countries this week and will expand to the rest of the world in coming weeks.

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