After this corona pandemic, many of us are staying at home and working from there only. So, the need for video conferencing has risen and platforms like Zoom and Google Meet have come into the limelight. Which is why Facebook has also launched another messaging service that allows video calls to up to 50 people at once.
Dubbed as Facebook Messenger Rooms, the new video chatting app is simple as Facebook’s regular messenger. It will be readily available to Facebook’s huge userbase, on top of that Facebook is also trying to bring more users by integrating the new video calling app into its other service, i.e. WhatsApp.
To recall, WhatsApp has already updated its video calling capabilities due to COVID-19 lockdowns and it now allows you to make a group call with up to 8 people at once. If you want to talk to more people than that, here’s how you can video call 50 people at once on WhatsApp.
Video Call 50 People on WhatsApp
First of all, you need to be on WhatsApp beta as this messenger room integration has not yet come into stable versions. Also, on beta, it is not available for all as of now.
So, if you’re one of those people who have received the new feature, you will see a “Create Room” shortcut in several parts of the UI. Go to the calls panel or inside any individual group chats and tap on call icon, it will prompt people to create a Room to chat.
It is to be noted that Messenger Rooms hasn’t yet fully integrated into WhatsApp. So, creating a Room on WhatsApp will redirect you to the Messenger app.
Again, the feature to create a Room is not yet available for everyone on WhatsApp Beta. As per WABetaInfo, the feature is available for some users in certain countries including the US. However, you can still try installing WhatsApp beta version 2.20.163 to try this.
This is the first time Facebook has integrated its one messenger’s feature into another. The social media giant may actually want its all messaging apps to be unified. However, for now, WhatsApp might sure be getting new features in the coming weeks.