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In this time of work from home, either you are a student or a professional, you must be using an online video conferencing application like Teams, Zoom, Skype, or Google Meets. Facebook also wants to add its horses to the race by introducing Facebook Messenger Room.
Today I am going to show you How to create Facebook Messenger Room for Group Video Chat and give you all the required details about this additional feature in messenger.
What is Facebook Messenger Room?
Facebook Messenger Room is an additional feature on Facebook Messenger where you can have a video conference with your colleagues or friends or your teacher. You can invite up to 50 people to join a video call even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Interestingly, there will be no time limit.
If your friends don’t have any Facebook account, still they can join Facebook Rooms. You will send an invite link to join Facebook Room and just with a single click, they can join. Facebook Room is a need of time as most of the people using Zoom are facing severe security and privacy issues.
Facebook Room Security and Privacy Concerns
Since famous video conferencing calls Zoom has faced some serious security and privacy issues, Facebook Room is built keeping in mind all those security measures. Facebook Room is comparatively secure as its privacy protection includes the ability to control who sees your room.
Not only this, but you can also lock the room and unlock it. If the room is unlocked, anyone can join the room provided that he has the invite link. In order to initiate the call, the room creator has to be present. The room creator has full authority to add or remove participants anytime. People can report Facebook Room in case of the Facebook rules violation.
Once you join the room you can play with AR effects and enjoy some new features like immersive background and mood lighting. One thing important to note is that the Room you create through the Facebook group is open to group members by default.
Even though the room feature is not end-to-end encrypted as per company they face “Significant Challenges” to provide encryption for such a large group of people. However, the Room content is encrypted between participants and Facebook servers.
How to create a Facebook Messenger Room
Facebook is all set to launch its Room feature globally. Since now, it has been launched in some regions while others are awaited. In order to create Facebook Messenger Room, you need to follow below steps.
- Open the Facebook Messenger application and make sure that you have an updated version of the messenger.
- Then, tap the “People” tab on the right bottom corner of the application.
- You can see the “Create Room” option on top, tap on that.
- After that specify the activity for the room like Meeting, Class, or Combine study or anything. You can also set the privacy setting of who can see the room.
- Once you have set all the parameters, then go to the invite page to send an invitation to people who you want to add.
- You can also add friends that don’t have a Facebook account.
- You can share the room in News Feed, Group, or in an Event as well.
That’s all with the guide on how to create Facebook Messenger room. Once you create Facebook Messenger room, you can unleash its full potential by connecting with your friends and family.
Facebook is expanding its horizon not only to Facebook Room but also to create Rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp, and Portal as well. The feature has already been rolled out in some of the regions while in the coming weeks it will be available for the rest of regions as well. It is said to be more secure than Zoom as per Facebook.
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