In a bid to integrate, Facebook unveils Messenger Rooms on WhatsApp for web

Facebook launched the video conferencing tool Messenger Rooms in May to take on Zoom and other video platforms.

In the next step to integrate its family of apps that are being used by 3.14 billion users globally, Facebook has integrated Messenger rooms with WhatsApp on the Web.

People can now access Messenger Rooms which allow group video calls of up to 50 people with no time limit via WhatsApp on the desktop.

It will enable users to connect with their friends and family via Messenger Rooms from their PCs and laptops.

The Messenger Rooms integration is yet to arrive on WhatsApp on mobile.

There was, however, no official word on Messenger rooms arriving on WhatsApp for the Web but several users reported the access on social media platforms.

ALSO READ: Aus plans to force FB, Google to pay for news; to address power imbalance

Facebook launched the video conferencing tool Messenger Rooms in May to take on Zoom and other video platforms.

In Facebook Messenger Rooms, the users can post links in their News Feed or in Groups or event pages.

Rooms can be created right from Messenger and gives people the ability to share links to invite anyone to join, even if they don't have a Facebook account.

The social networking giant has also introduced a new tool for users to broadcast live to Facebook from Messenger Rooms.

This feature was rolled out in some countries on Facebook and Messenger web last week and will soon expand to all countries where Messenger Rooms is available as well as to the Facebook and Messenger mobile app and Messenger desktop app.

Between WhatsApp and Messenger, more than 700 million accounts participate in calls every day. In many countries, video calling on Messenger and WhatsApp more than doubled, and views of Facebook Live and Instagram Live videos increased significantly.

 



Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel