Facebook launches Messenger Room for 50 video conference calls
Facebook launches Messenger Room for 50 video conference calls

Facebook today announced the launch of a new video conferencing service and expanded home broadcasts to meet the growing demand for group video chat services during the emerging Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

Thanks to the new video conferencing service (Messenger Room or Messenger Room), the social networking giant has taken the first step to integrate the instant messaging service, as the new service is not limited to Messenger application users. But it can also be used for Instagram and WhatsApp users who participate in video chat.

Facebook said in a statement: Messenger Rooms allows up to 50 users to participate in the call, but it only shows 16 participants on the desktop screen and 8 participants on the mobile device screen. The design is similar to the Zoom Conception design. Competition.

Facebook users can share links so that non-users can share calls (messaging room) via web browsers on desktop computers and mobile devices without having to download applications or create accounts, similar to other services. There is no maximum talk time.
Facebook launches the Messenger Room, which allows group video calls with 50 participants

With the launch of the Messenger Room service, Facebook joined many companies that dominate the country after millions of people who were forced to stay around the world suddenly became completely dependent on digital services for work, study, social life and video conference services.

Facebook chief (Stan Shodnovsky) told Reuters: The product was scheduled to launch in the third and fourth quarters of this year, but Facebook noticed high demand for conference calls during the shutdown, which immediately launched the product. Facebook said in a statement: 700 million users receive calls daily via messenger and WhatsApp services.

It should be noted that companies such as Microsoft, Google and Zoom, which provide video conferencing services, quickly released updates that attract users. On Tuesday, Microsoft launched Meet Now, a Skype service that allows up to 50 people to join Skype conference calls without downloading an app, and Google (Business Meetings is one of the fastest growing services). This year: It also improves the average consumer.

In addition to launching Messenger Rooms, Facebook also announced the expansion of the real-time broadcast service, for example: the ability to add visitors to live videos in the main Facebook app and the ability to add videos directly to Instagram in the long video sharing application from IGTV.

Facebook's decision to create a new Messenger infrastructure service underscores the app when the company began to fulfill the CEO's vision (Mark Zuckerberg) to integrate messaging services together and provide an initial overview of the integrated architecture.

In addition to group and event pages, you can also access the (Newsroom) directly from the (Latest News) page. Shodnovsky said: Facebook also plans to provide buttons for WhatsApp and Instagram services to participate in the conversation. However, these users must open OpenVPN to create meeting rooms.

Facebook also announced today that the maximum number of participants in WhatsApp video call groups has increased from 4 to 8. It also announced that live broadcasting can be started through the portal. Facebook said: "If possible, he plans to extend the encryption (end-to-end) to (the newsroom)."

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