Facebook new Messenger Rooms video calls for 50 people

Facebook new Messenger Rooms video calls for 50 people Facebook, announced Messenger Rooms, a video conferencing tool that will allow up to 50 people to join in on a call.

Unlike other chatting applications and tools, this new platform will even be available to people who are not on Facebook.

Facebook new Messenger Rooms video calls for 50 people

 

Facebook new Messenger Rooms video calls for 50 people

Facebook, which has announced new features heading to Messenger which it hopes will make it easier to connect with business contacts, but also close friends and family.

The company has rolled out a new platform, Messenger Rooms, which is basically a platform to create group video calls where the host can invite up to 50 people to join a room and carry out a conversation.

Interestingly, the platform is open to all and doesn’t even require one to own a Facebook account to be able to join a Messenger Rooms call. Also there will be no time limits on calls. 

Messenger Rooms arrives as some people are looking for an alternative to Zoom, which has faced a number of security and privacy issues in the past two months.

Facebook plans to add ways to create Rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp, and Portal as well. Features will include 14 camera filters and changeable backgrounds. 

Facebook Messenger Rooms

# Hosts will be able to invite people through News Feed, Groups, and Events.

# If any of your Facebook friends has created a room with you listed on it, the room will show up on your account.

# Users will be able to join by using a computer or mobile device.

# The app will also include features such as AR effects and immersive 360- degree backgrounds, even mood lighting.

# There’s however no option to chat within the group video call on Messenger Rooms.

# It instead opens up the chat to the Messenger app.

 Facebook Messenger Rooms- privacy and security, 

Facebook new Messenger Rooms video calls for 50 people

# For safety, the host can choose who can see the room and join it.

# Messenger Rooms privacy protections include the ability to control who sees your room, and can lock or unlock it.

# If it’s unlocked, anyone with the link can join and share the room with others. But the room creator has to be present to start the call.

# They can control who can join, and can remove participants at any time, too.

# People can report a room for violating Facebook rules, though those reports will not include any video or audio from the call.

# When someone you’ve blocked is logged into Facebook or Messenger, they won’t be able to join a room you’re in and you won’t be able to join theirs.

# Facebook doesn’t listen to your calls at all, as per the company’s statement.

How to create a Facebook Messenger Room?

Facebook new Messenger Rooms video calls for 50 people

# Open the Messenger app.

# Tap the People tab at the bottom right of the screen. 

# Tap Create a Room option, and select the people who you want to join. 

# 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 join a room from your phone or computer, no need to download anything, according to Facebook.

# You’ll also be asked to join as <your profile name> and you can accept it to open your Messenger Room.

# For those participants who don’t join the call using Facebook or Messenger, the Room will just ask for a name to help other participants identify them.

# Facebook claims these calls use the same technology to encrypt a video and audio conversation as Messenger. It is still not end-to-end encrypted.

Notably

Facebook Messenger Rooms will be rolling out in certain countries this week before expanding globally.

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