In recent weeks the use of video calling applicati ons has risen as a scam. But unlike in some cases, group calls have increased dramatically.
Platforms like Zoom or HouseParty have exploded and WhatsApp has increased the limit of video call users from four to eight.
It is now Facebook launching a service for group calls: Messenger Rooms. They will be integrated both in the messaging app and on social networks, mobile and desktop.
Group video calls with 50 members
The new functionality will be integrated within Facebook and Messenger and will allow to create rooms (hence the name) for up to 50 people. People who have a Facebook account can join, but others who don't have one.
This is very important because although it is now integrated with Facebook feeds, groups, events and the Messenger application, we will also be able to opt out of Instagram live, Portal and WhatsApp soon.
In fact WhatsApp Beta Info has already shown us how this function will be integrated into the messaging system. Of course, when we press it we will be sent back to Messenger.
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One of Zoom's most important functions is the ability to put a virtual backdrop on our video calls. This feature will also be available in Messenger rooms.
In this case we have to add bright effects to brighten up our face (something key for those users who can record with direct light on the face). In the end, we will have some real original effects for festival video calls, such as birthdays.
This new way to make group video calls will be available a week in other countries and will arrive worldwide in a few weeks.