Facebook recently launched a new service called the “Facebook Messenger Rooms”. And this social platform is a room that allows large group to host a video call and also share text conversations.
You do not have to start meeting in person if you want to host a meeting. All you have to do is to connect your other friends to join you in the Facebook Messenger Rooms. A very easy way to communicate with millions of people. Amazing right?
Looking at this, there is no doubt that the Facebook Messenger room is really aiming to top the almighty Zoom (the king of video conferencing services). Not only Zoom, other video conferencing services like Google Meet, Skype, and Microsoft Teams.
One amazing thing about the Facebook Messenger Rooms is that you do not have to make use of your Facebook or Messenger account to access it. Also, you do not have to download any app to join a group video call.
Messenger Rooms also enables you to adjust lighting, add effects. As well as changing background like Zoom during a call.
Facebook Messenger Rooms Security Concerns
I will say that the Facebook Messenger Room is very safe because Mark Zuckerberg said in a live stream that the company been extra careful. And has also tried to learn lessons from the problems with other video conferencing tools in recent months.
Mark Zuckerberg also mentioned in a press release that over 700 million accounts engage themselves in voice and video calls every day. Both on Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp (owned by Facebook). He mentioned also that the number of calls has now increased more due to the outbreak of the corona-virus.
The privacy protections include the ability to manage and control who sees your room. And also the ability to see who can lock and unlock your room. Using the Messenger room, you can control who can join your room and can also remove any participant any time you wish to. Another thing is that Facebook does not listen to your video calls on Messenger room at all.
Facebook Messenger Rooms Features
The Facebook Messenger room is one of the best feature that has been released by Facebook. Facebook also too a wise decision by releasing the feature during the lock-down.
The reason is because you do not have to start hosting meeting with friends or even meeting up with friends because of the corona-virus outbreak. All you just need to do is to invite your friends, colleagues, co-workers, and even business partners to join you in the video conference on Facebook Messenger Room.
Facebook also added some interesting features to the Facebook Messenger Rooms. They include:
- It has no time limits on calls.
- You can invite non Facebook users to join you by sending a link to them.
- Filters for fun.
- Facebook Messenger Room supports up to 50 users in a call.
- The video conferencing systems include 360 degree backgrounds and so many more!
How to use Facebook Messenger rooms
- Open your Messenger. Make sure it is updated.
- Click on the “People” tab at the bottom right corner of your screen.
- Then click on “Create a Room” and choose the people who you want to join.
However, if you want to share a room with those who are not users of Facebook, you can share the link with them.