Up to 50 people can chat in a room at once, with no time limit.
Facebook’s latest group video chat feature Messenger Rooms is available to compete with services like Skype, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. As more people turn to video chat between coronavirus lock-downs or quarantines.
Facebook users will soon be capable to create a video chat room through Facebook or the Messenger app and also allow to request up to 50 people to connect a video call. Even if they don’t have a Facebook account and also there will be no time deadlines on video calls.
Messenger Rooms comes as many persons are looking for an option to Zoom, which has many security and privacy issues in the past two months. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces in a live-stream on Friday that application’s Messenger Rooms will be coming out in several countries this week before opening globally.
Facebook has also engaged with various safety and privacy issues.
Zuckerberg said in the live-stream that the company has been very careful. And decided to “learn the lessons” from issues with other video calling application in recent months.
Also, more than 700 million accounts engage in video and voice calls every day on Facebook Messenger and the Facebook-owned WhatsApp. The amount of calls has increased in multiple cities since the coronavirus outbreak started. – Company stated in a press statement.
Messenger Rooms privacy protections introduce the ability to regulate who views your room and can lock or unlock it. Furthermore, if it’s unlocked, anyone including the link can participate and share the room with others. But the room author has to be available to begin the call. Admin can manage who can enter and also can exclude members at any time. Members can report a room for breaking organizations rules and regulations though these reports will not involve any audio or video from the call. Facebook doesn’t hear anyone’s calls at all, the organization said.