Facebook launches Messenger Rooms, group calls for up to 50

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The largest social media platform Facebook has now revealed the launch of a new feature of its Facebook  Messenger application. Dubbed by the name as Facebook Messenger Rooms, the new feature will also allow users to make group video calls with ease. Messenger Rooms is rolling out in some countries this week and will expand to the rest of the globe in the coming weeks.

Facebook has also revealed that one create room right from the Facebook Messenger app for Facebook and invite anyone to join the video call. The company revealed that users could also invite those who do not have Facebook accounts. Moreover, the company revealed that Messenger Rooms would soon even allow up to 50 people with no time limit. One can start and share rooms on Facebook through the Events, News Feed, and Groups.

Moreover, Facebook Messenger has revealed that soon it will add ways to create rooms from the Instagram Direct, Portal, and Whatsapp. The company also revealed that the person who created the room could even choose who can see and join it. Apart from that, one can remove people from the call and even lock a room so that others cannot enter it. Users can join Messenger Rooms from their smartphone or computer.

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The brand revealed that if a user has a Messenger app, one can play with AR effects like bunny ears and new Artificial Intelligence supported features like immersive 360 backgrounds and mood lighting. In terms of security, the company says that Rooms is not end to end encrypted.

“While there are significant challenges to providing end-to-end encryption for video calling with large groups of people, we’re actively working toward this for Messenger and Rooms,” the company said in a statement.

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