Facebook first unveiled Messenger Rooms recently and now, subsidiary WhatsApp is preparing its platform for full integration of the new feature…
Late last week, Facebook revealed a slew of new products. One that got a lot of attention was the new Messenger Rooms, an interface that allows up to 50 people to join into a video call, through either Facebook or Messenger, even if participants do not have a Facebook account.
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Now, it appears that subsidiary WhatsApp will also provide support for the new Messenger Rooms video call option, according to a report by WABetaInfo, in the most recent version, 2.20.139, Android beta build.
While it isn’t official, it makes sense that WhatsApp would accommodate the tool, given that it already claims more than 2 billion users and Facebook has 2.5+ billion. Plus, with the current set of COVID-19 pandemic quarantines, now is a prime time to introduce such a feature to gain a large market share.
Facebook announced Messenger Rooms last week, writing on its official news site the following:
“Spending time with each other should be spontaneous, not strained. So to help people feel like they’re together, even when they are — or have to be — physically apart, we’re announcing features across our products that make video chat and live video easier and more natural.
Messenger Rooms make it easy to spend quality time with friends, loved ones and people who share your interests. Create a room right from Messenger or Facebook, and invite anyone to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Rooms will soon hold up to 50 people with no time limit.”