The new video chat feature from Facebook, Messenger Rooms, is now available for the public for desktop and mobile. The service is really a more developed version of the Messenger’s video calling feature. It allows about 50 people to chat on video. There is no time limit for this one.
Facebook stated that you can set a limit when it comes to the number of people that can join. You can also make the group public, or you can set a link and give it to people, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Stan Chudnovsky, Facebook’s vice president of Messenger, stated: “You can start and share rooms on Facebook through News Feed, Groups and Events, so it’s easy for you to drop by whenever you want. You can choose who can see and join your room or remove people from your room and lock the room if you don’t want anyone else to join.”
You will still be able to use Messenger in order to call a person or video chat them or get some friends and create a group video call, as you did before. However, if you go to the People section of Messenger, you will be able to create a room. You can then set the function of the room and then allow users to get in. Make the room available to anyone you want. You can send a link or a personal Messenger invite (if you choose the user right from the friends list). If you want to make the room public to your entire friends list, the invite will make its appearance at the top fo the News Feed, but in our experience, no one wants to chat with an entire list of friends at a time, and that only happens as an accident, so be careful with that.
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