As the pandemic progresses and more people work from home, yet still have to attend meetings, Facebook has decided to launch a platform via Messenger called Messenger Rooms that will allow for these virtual meetings to happen.
In a statement today Facebook shared how this can be done, “Create a room right from Messenger or Facebook, and invite anyone to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Rooms will soon hold up to 50 people with no time limit.”
Messenger Rooms is definitely going to give Zoom, another video conferencing service that’s become pretty popular lately, a run for its money because it has more space for attendance and is way easier to access seeing as Facebook has more people on its platform.
Rooms can be started on Facebook through News Feed, Groups and Events. Facebook says it will also the rooms service in Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and Portal.
After creating a room, you choose who can see and join it, remove people from the call or lock it so no one else can enter. Read more about all the controls you have.
As for WhatsApp, Facebook will enable up to 8 people have a group voice or video call soon.
See what else Facebook will introduce to its services here.