Facebook couldn’t fall short in the video calling race. Apps like Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp offer high-quality video calls for a pretty long time. Although the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg already had the Messenger app for performing calls, the Messenger Room is a fair and necessary alternative.
Facebook revealed recently that it was rolling out the possibility for the users to broadcast live video calls with a maximum of 50 people. Via this feature users can use Facebook’s Messenger Rooms along with its Facebook Live live streaming product.
The update will arrive for everybody
If the feature is not already present on your device, it may take several days until it finishes rolling out for all users. This news can only please everybody, as the world needs plenty of alternatives when it comes to video calling apps in this period. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a lot of people into self-isolation, and thus creating the perfect opportunity for taking advantage of video calling apps as much as possible.
Facebook describes its app as following:
Messenger Rooms is a video chat room where you can use link sharing to connect to more people. Depending on your room settings, participants won’t need to download, log in to or connect on Messenger to join your call.
However, dealing with Messenger Rooms is very easy and comfortable:
Creating and sharing a room is as easy as sending a link. You can start one from Facebook or Messenger, and soon from Instagram, WhatsApp and Portal.
Facebook is the most popular social network available out there, as it has over 2.6 billion monthly active users judging by the data for the first quarter of 2020. There’s no reason to believe that this insane number will go down anytime soon, and Facebook will continue to develop itself even further in the near future.