The new feature allows users to chat on video with up to 50 people even for those without Facebook accounts and with strict privacy rules
The popularity of videochat has also involved Facebook. Basically it could not be otherwise. It's called Messenger Rooms, the new service allows you to create one virtual room directly on the Messenger application. Once the room is created, anyone can join if invited, and Rooms allows entry even to users who do not have a social account. A fundamental key point this for Facebook to attract the most generation Z who snub the social platform of Menlo Park in favor of other solutions such as Zoom, Skype and Google Meet.
There are no time limits in these virtual lounges and it soon seems that they will be able to accommodate up to 50 people in one conversation. Messenger Rooms thus becomes one of the major tools to make group video calls, so much so that it can certainly also be useful for organizing large events. Facebook said that the functionality will be distributed to some users on Friday and will expand to the rest of the world in the coming weeks. Facebook also stressed that the person who creates the call on Messenger Rooms controller who can join and if new people can connect to everyone.
How to create a Messenger Rooms
Once the feature is available, here's how to create a room directly from the smartphonis:
- Open the Messenger app.
- Tap the "People" tab at the bottom right of the screen.
- Tap "Create a room" and select the people to invite.
- To share a room with people who don't have a Facebook account, you can share the link with them. You can also share the room in your news feed, groups and events.
You can enter a room from your phone or computer – you don't need to download anything, according to Facebook.
Facebook plans to add ways to create rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and Portal as well.The features will include 14 camera filters and editable backgrounds.
What about privacy?
Messenger Rooms was designed so that violating user privacy is almost impossible,to the point that not even Facebook can see the calls n the participants inside a room.Messenger Rooms' privacy protections include the ability to control who sees your room and decide whether to lock or unlock it. If unlocked, anyone with the link can join and share the room with others. But the creator of the room must be present to start the call. You can control who can participate and also remove participants at any time. People can report a room for violating Facebook's rules, even if the company won't be able to control the audio or video to follow up on the reports.