Facebook Messenger Rooms now allows 50 persons group chat

Facebook Messenger Rooms now allows 50 persons in a group call. The Zoom alternative finally gave room for bigger group calls.

Facebook on Thursday announced that the Messenger Rooms are now available for everyone. The social media giant added that it will now allow 50 persons to join in a single group video chat.

In a blog post, Facebook unveiled the good news to the public. The post elaborated further on the Messenger Rooms improvement details.

When Facebook introduced the Group FaceTime Call alternative, there were certain limitations. The Messenger Rooms was then open to a small group of users.

Now aside from being open to a bigger crowd of participants in a call, it is easier to invite members as well. Sharing the Messenger Rooms can be done through posting on Groups, events, and even to the News Feed.

Facebook Messenger Rooms member control

Adding members to the Messenger Rooms group call can now go beyond the host’s connections. Any Facebook user with the lick can join the group video chat.

The host, on the other hand, has full control over who joins the group Room. The host can customize who sees and joins the group call.

Since everyone who has the link can join the call, the risk of uninvited call members is high. So, Facebook created a solution to the problem.

The host has the control to remove members from the ongoing Messenger Room call. The control to lock and unlock the room from other users is also in the hands of the host.

Unlike the Zoom and Group Face Time video conferences, Messenger Rooms do not require any application download. Upon receiving an invite to join a call, a user may use a computer or a phone to join.

The users who received an invitation to a Messenger Room call have the access to find and hang out with people who invited them. This is because the rooms from friends and communities that invited them to open the moment, they received the invite.

Facebook secures Messenger Rooms members’ safety

Privacy is one aspect that Facebook takes with much precaution, so the social media giant assured that members’ privacy is protected. It assured the public that no one is listening to every conversation aside from the host and the members.

Messenger Rooms are available to anyone who has the Facebook Messenger application across the globe. Users in North America, on the other hand, has the greater privilege of accessing the feature on both Facebook Messenger and Facebook application.

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