Launched by Facebook at the end of April to compete with Zoom, which was very successful during this period of global health crisis, the Messenger Rooms video conferencing service is now integrated into WhatsApp.
According to Phonandroid, the goal for the American giant is to continue in this way to compete with Zoom. Proposing Messenger Rooms on WhatsApp thus makes it possible to create a bridge between all the applications of the Facebook social network. Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and even Pota users will be able to take part in one and the same video conference.
Moreover, shortcuts to this service are already available in the beta version of the application, on Android and is also being tested in the latest version of WhatsApp Web, according to WaBetaInfo.
Thus, people connecting via PC or Mac will also be able to start videoconferencing with the click of a button to create the virtual meeting. Thanks to Messenger Rooms two choices are offered to users. They can either stay on the WhatsApp messaging app or start the conference on Facebook Messenger. From then on, the session organizer can invite participants via a link.
Participants who are not required to have a Facebook account to participate in these video chats. A maximum of 50 people can be accommodated in a videoconference session in Messenger Rooms, which is half less than on Zoom. Except that Facebook decided that there would be no time limit, unlike its competitor.
For the moment, no date of availability for WhatsApp users has been communicated.