You can create a video chat room via Facebook or the Messenger app and invite up to 50 people to join a video call, even if they don't have a Facebook account. There are no time limits for calls.
Messenger Rooms arrives because some people are looking for an alternative to Zoom, which has faced somein the past two months. (If you are still using Zoom, you can take steps to close your meetings and avoid and learn other .)
Facebook Messenger Rooms started rolling out in select countries earlier in May and expanded globally last week. Keep reading for Facebook Messenger Rooms position on privacy and how to get started with the new video chat platform.
Facebook Messenger Rooms privacy concerns
While Facebook also struggled withCEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a live stream earlier this month that the company was "very cautious" and was trying to "learn" from issues with other video conferencing tools from the past months.
More than 700 million accounts participate in voice and video calls on Facebook Messenger and the Facebook-managed WhatsApp every day, and the number of calls has more than doubled in many areas since the corona virus outbreak, the company said in a press release.
Messenger Rooms privacy protection includes the ability to control who sees your room and can lock or unlock it. When unlocked, anyone with the link can join and share the room with others. But the space maker must be present to start the conversation. They can determine who can participate and can also remove participants at any time. People can report a room for violating Facebook rules, although those reports don't include video or audio of the conversation. Facebook doesn't listen to your calls at all, the company said.
Creating a Facebook Messenger room
To create a room from your phone, make sure that You downloaded the latest version of the Facebook and Messenger Mobile apps from the App Store or the Google Play Store. Then follow these steps:
1 . Open the Messenger app.
2 . Tap the People tab at the bottom right of the screen.
3. Tap Create a room and select the people you want to join.
4 . To share a room with people who don't have a Facebook account, you can share the link with them. You can also share the space in your news feed, groups and events.
You can go to a room from your phone or computer – you don't have to download anything, according to Facebook.
Facebook plans to add ways to create rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and the. Features include 14 camera filters and changeable backgrounds.
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