Facebook recently introduced the new group video calling feature called â€˜Messenger Roomsâ€˜ to Messenger in an attempt to get its share from the current high market demand for video meeting and calling platforms due to lockdown in the face the Coronavirus. The social media giant has also teased on Twitter that WhatsApp will get the Messenger Rooms integration as well.
Today, we shared a new way to feel directly connected with someone over video — and announced new product updates across @messenger @facebookapp @instagram @whatsapp @facebookgaming and @portalfacebook (ðŸ§µ) pic.twitter.com/EeVoJMysC6
â€” Facebook (@Facebook) April 24, 2020
In the light, WABetaInfo has discovered the feature inside the latest beta build v2.20.139 of the popular messaging app. The feature is yet to go live, not even in the WhatsApp beta app, but WABetaInfo shared some screenshots of what the feature will look like when the Facebook-owned company finally makes it live within the chat app.
These recent steps taken by Facebook are anÂ obvious measure to meet up with the huge demand for video calling and conferencingÂ that has taken place due to the extended lockdown period thatâ€™s put in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The company isÂ uniquely poised to win at this. Most people have at least one of the companyâ€™s major apps installed â€” WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger â€” and the company is bringing support for Messenger Rooms to all these apps. This means for non-techie user, Facebookâ€™s offering is probably one of the best, and most readily available, option for a group video call with their friends and family.
Weâ€™re not sure when the option will officially roll out, but it is safe to say it will come in the coming weeks.