Facebook is creating a new option for WhatsApp to expand its video calling capabilities to handle up to fifty people on a single conversation…
Although Facebook did formally acquire WhatsApp about six years ago in 2014, their connection remains largely unknown by the general public. But, every now and then, something reminds users the two are linked together. The most recent example is a new test that would connect large video call groups through Messenger Rooms.
WhatsApp Could Soon Support Up to 50 Person Video Calls via Messenger Rooms
Right now, WhatsApp can handle as many as 8 people on a single video call. But, that’s nothing compared to the recently released Messenger Rooms, which can accommodate as many as 50 participants. This would work, courtesy of some new code that puts the feature in the latest WhatsApp Web Client, as well as in the newest beta version of the Android app.
Although it’s making an appearance in two different places, that doesn’t mean it’s ready for prime time. In fact, it doesn’t even work at all in either location. However, it is known that Messenger Rooms are encrypted end-to-end, like WhatsApp.