Facebook Owned company WhatsApp may soon support up to 50 participant video call through Messenger Rooms to take on rival’s company Zoom.
Messenger Rooms make it very easy to spend quality time with your loved ones, friends, and others who share your interests. Users can build a room right from Messenger or Facebook, and invite everyone to enter in a video call, even whether they have no Facebook account at all without any time limits, unlike Zoom.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon allow users to switch video calls to the newly announced Messenger Rooms. If you don’t know, Messenger Rooms functions like Zoom, allowing the host to share a link to participants who are willing to enter a video call.
WhatsApp has a plan to add a shortcut to Android and iOS devices as well as WhatsApp Web for Messenger Rooms. This shortcut enables the group participants to build a Messenger Room with a custom link that can be shared with those who wish to join the call. With this feature, they can also move the group conversions and video calls to Messenger without any interruptions.
Facebook users can start and share their rooms through News Feed, Groups, and Events, and the Good thing is that they can hop right in without downloading any apps either.
Starting today, this new feature will be available in some countries and the rest of the world in the coming weeks (including the U.S.). Remember, Last month WhatsApp has increased the limit of the number of participants to eight people for a group video call.
Let’s see how they fit 50 participants on a small smartphone screen. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.