Messenger Rooms, a Facebook Video conferencing platform has recently increased its number of participants in its group video chat from 8 to 50 people.
The capacity has also been extended to Facebook Live features, enabling its users to do a live broadcast with up to 50 people.
This new feature allows it to rival video conferencing services like Google Meet and Zoom in amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new feature termed “joinable group video calls” can get launched directly from Messenger or Facebook itself, allowing room creators to invite other users, whether they are present on Facebook or not.
Users or rather participants will have to opt-in to be part of the video call on invitation, room creators can then prevent “Zoom-bombing” by locking their room.
However, users not within the Messenger Room may get to see the events taking place in the room. This depends on the audience and where on Facebook the room gets shared.
Facebook has nevertheless, noted that the room creator has control on where the room gets shared on Facebook, participants and who can get to view the broadcast.
According to Facebook, the feature has already launched in some countries, while moving forward, the feature will get expanded to other countries where the Messenger Rooms are available.
When the announcement was made on Thursday, July 23, 2020, by Facebook, Zoom’s stock shares fell by 5%.
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