Facebook has finally launched messenger rooms on WhatsApp web and soon to be launched on Android and iOS.
Messenger rooms are finally on WhatsApp. In order to connect Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram, they have launched this feature on WhatsApp.
This feature is already present on Facebook.
The Rooms support for now is limited to WhatsApp Web only. I checked WhatsApp’s mobile app but the Rooms support isn’t available for the time being. The Rooms support may come to the app in the days to come, however, there are no official words on the same.
Facebook is also testing this feature on Instagram and soon has plans to launch it there too.
How to create a Messenger room on WhatsApp web?
This feature works on the latest Version 2.2031.4. There are two ways to create a Room, first but clicking on the three dots on the top left corner of the screen and then click on Create a Room.
After clicking the option the screen will show an introduction page for Facebook Messenger Rooms and click on “Continue with Messenger” option.
Another page will appear showing the “Continue with Facebook account” option click on continue. There’s also an option to switch accounts if you wish to create a Room using a different account.
Besides the three-dot, there is also an option to create a room in an individual chat. Just click on the attachment option, the last option will be of the Rooms. After that, it’s the same process as discussed above.
Facebook launched this feature a few months ago when the world started suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now with its availability on Whatsapp, it will pose some serious challenges to the likes of Zoom, Skype, and Google Meet.
WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular social messaging app. With 2 billion users in a month, once this feature gets launched on Android and iOS, there will be a lot of buzz among the people and it will help Facebook to generate a lot of revenue.
Some of the key features of Messenger rooms are
- Messenger Room call is limited to 50 participants at a time.
- The host of the Room gets the ability to lock the room just as Houseparty.
- A Messenger Room can be scheduled. Participants can join the Room only via link.
- The host can choose to keep the Room visible among Facebook friends or just limited or selected few.
- Messenger Rooms come with in-app games, filters, and other features to engage users.