OPTICXCESS — Messenger Rooms Feature Launched as New Facebook Feature, Makes It Easier to Make Video Calls.
The social media giant Facebook has just launched a feature called Messenger Rooms that can allow anyone to access a group video call more freely.
The group video calling feature has indeed been visiting Facebook Messenger for a long time. But to be able to use it, users must befriend each other on the giant social media service.
Facebook Launches Messenger Rooms Feature
The Rooms feature comes as a new breakthrough from Facebook that further simplifies steps for accessing group video calls so that it is easy for everyone to use.
Quoting Stan Chudnovsky’s statement as VP Messenger on the announcement page, this feature even allows those who do not have a Facebook account to join a group video call.
Users can take advantage of features that support the Messenger application or the Facebook website without making special video calls to certain users like what to do beforehand.
Users can use this feature and share group video call links through News Feeds, Groups, or Events so that other users can easily join the call.
While on the other hand, invited users can also join the call directly to group video conversations via cellphone or computer without downloading any additional applications.
Stan Chudnovsky revealed that Messenger Rooms would later support up to fifty people with no time limit so that it could accommodate various needs such as classes, meetings, and online conferences.
Although it is easy and can be used more freely, Facebook claims that privacy and security protections remain upheld in launching the group’s new call features.
Facebook even asserts that they will not see or listen to conversations in the Rooms, including people who make calls, users who join, to the status of the conversation itself.
The room call maker must be present to start the conversation and manage the conversation independently such as to remove annoying guests from the conversation.
The good news, this new feature will not only launch for its Facebook and Messenger services. Facebook is reportedly trying to bring this feature to other services, be it Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and Portal.