Facebook Launches Video Calls to 50 Participants Without Time Limits. Applications like Zoom and Houseparty gained popularity in the middle of this Containment period and gave stiff competition to Facebook and WhatsApp. Now, to win back its users, Facebook has rolled out a new video conferencing feature called Messenger Rooms that allows 50 users to participate in a video call.
Facebook Launches Video Calls to 50 Participants Without Time Limits
Messenger Rooms will allow users to create public or private video chat rooms with a capacity of 50 people and with no time limit. Facebook also offers virtual backgrounds for video chat rooms as well as Facebook augmented reality (AR) filters.
Participants without an account can also join the video call in Messenger Room using a link. However, a downside to Messenger Rooms is that video calls are not protected by end-to-end encryption. But Facebook claims that the level of security is much better than Zoom.
How to use Facebook Messenger Rooms?
Please note that this feature may not be available in your area at this time, but it will be available in a week soon. To use Facebook Messenger Rooms, follow these steps:
- Open the Messenger application on your desktop or your smartphone
- Tap the Create Room button next to the settings on the app home screen
3. Define the activity and privacy settings of your Room according to your preferences
4. Share the invitation link with the people you want to add to your Room.