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Facebook launches 50-way video calls…

27 Apr 20202m read

Video calling software is hugely popular at the moment, with Zoom the main beneficiary. Now Facebook wants more of the video calling market, and has introduced a new tool called Messenger Rooms.

As Facebook explains in a blog post, Messenger Rooms isn’t a separate app but rather a feature that can be launched from the existing Facebook or Messenger apps.

Importantly in the battle for eyeballs with Zoom, other people can join a Messenger Rooms chat without a Facebook account, and there’s support for up to 50 participants. And you can play around with virtual backgrounds too, Zoom-style.

All about the video chat

Facebook says it’ll soon be adding Messenger Rooms integration to Instagram, WhatsApp, and the Portal video caller too, so you’ll be able to jump into a video chat from whatever app or device you happen to be on.

This follows on from the unified Windows and macOS Messenger app that Facebook launched last month. The social network is seeing more and more traffic across its various apps and wants to make sure getting connected is as simple as possible.

The roll out of Messenger Rooms – which Facebook says will happen in the coming weeks – gives you yet another way of keeping in touch with friends and family while we’re all shut up and separated indoors.


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