Facebook has released a new feature called Messenger Rooms that Serve online meetings with the same idea of Zoom and other group video chat apps like Skype, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
Facebook’s new group video chat feature Messenger Rooms is now available for all the users around the world, the new service allows to create an online meeting with video or audio 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.
Facebook Rooms is a direct competitor to the fast-spreading app “Zoom”. As it’s free and has no limited time for any meeting like free meetings on Zoom, and of course the number of 50 participants is enough for any company.
On the other site many Zoom users face a number of problems like Zoombombing and many privacy and security issues. Many people already looking for an alternative to Zoom.
How to use Facebook Messenger Rooms?
To create a room from the messenger:
- Open the Messenger app.
- Tap the People tab at the bottom right of the screen.
- Tap Create a Room, and select the people who you want to join.
- you can share the link with people who don’t have a Facebook account and they will join you with no need to Facebook account.
- You can also share the room in your News Feed, Groups, and Events.
To create a room from Facebook home page:
- from Facebook home page you will see the new Room tap. Click “Create“.
- you will see this popup box:
- you can choose your room name, and invited people, and even schedule it.
security and privacy
Facebook isn’t better than Zoom, it already has many security and privacy problems that could affect on the Messenger Rooms, but the CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Livestream earlier this month that the company has been “very careful” and tried to “learn the lessons” from issues with other video conference tools in recent months.
Messenger Rooms privacy:
According to Facebook Blog, You can start a room from Messenger or Facebook, and soon you’ll be able to create and join rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp, and Portal too. The person who creates the room controls the settings for who can join, how easy a room is to find, and whether to enable or share a link. The default privacy settings were designed to be consistent with what you’d expect for where you create a room. For example, the rooms you create through a Facebook Group are open by default to members of that Group.