Facebook’s Messenger Rooms Is Now Available Globally
The social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that Messenger Rooms is now available to everyone on both mobile and desktop.
The product is a more feature-rich and expanded version of the existing Facebook Messenger’s video calling function, and it allows up to 50 people to chat on video with no time limit through either the main Facebook app or through the dedicated Messenger one.
“Messenger Rooms lets you create a room to host joinable free video calls with up to 50 people with no time limit, making it easy to spend quality time with friends, loved ones and people who share your interests. Rooms can be created right from Messenger or Facebook and gives you the ability to share links to invite anyone to join, even if they don’t have a Facebook account.” writes Stan Chudnovsky, Facebook’s vice president of Messenger, in a blog post published today.
You can choose to make the room available to any of your friends and anyone with whom you share the link or pick specific people on your friends list who will then get personal Messenger invites from you. If you decide to make it public to your entire friends list, it will show up at the top of the News Feed for your entire network, so beware of doing that on accident. And definitely be cautious about where you put the link.