Facebook recently rolled out Messenger Rooms to counter Zoom which was quickly gaining popularity and now that feature is set to be integrated with WhatsApp.
Yep. That’s how bad Facebook wants to beat the rising video calling platform.
The Mark Zuckerberg owned platform recently tweeted about this feature but the details were still unclear.
Introducing Messenger Rooms, group video calls that you can start and share via @messenger @facebookapp and soon @instagram @whatsapp and @portalfacebook. We're testing Rooms in a few countries now and plan to roll it out globally in the coming weeks. pic.twitter.com/kQWb2nbPzY
— Facebook (@Facebook) April 24, 2020
Facebook has already integrated sharing WhatsApp Status to Facebook Stories.
Anyway, WaBetaInfo dug into WhatsApp and later found the toggle in the chat/group share sheet: The feature is still being worked on and suggests that WhatsApp may have support for the Rooms feature.
With Rooms, you get an invite link that you share and anyone can join even if they don’t have a Facebook account(WhatsApp or Messenger.
The Rooms feature is also available in the Call tab too.
When you click on the icon, you can select which contact to connect with.
This is the final notification when everything is set up.
Facebook has been quick to roll out features as consumption on its apps increases with more people trying to connect while staying at home practising social distancing.
Facebook wants to integrate its apps more and leverage its billions of users to rival Zoom.
WhatsApp recently raised the limit for group video calls to 8.