Facebook’s new Messenger Rooms features might cripple down to its other partner apps, Instagram and WhatsApp. The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed the arrival of the feature in a Facebook post.
This announcement might make WhatsApp users happy as the Messenger Rooms feature basically allows users to include up to 50 participants to their video calls. This was spotted by the WABetainfo a while back when the latest WhatsApp beta 2.20.139 update included the feature of Messenger Room shortcuts inside the app and it was under development. The shortcut will allow users to create a Room for their call quickly and redirect to the Facebook Messenger App.
Messenger Rooms is a service that makes users create separate rooms for video conferencing. Users can invite people with an invite link, so they can join the video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. The service was implemented in Facebook Messenger first. Now, Facebook has been rolling out the Messenger Rooms feature globally, in phases.
Hence Whatsapp is set to follow suit with the addition of Messenger Shortcuts gradually to users. Users can install the 2.20.163 latest beta to explore the feature. You can find the Room option in the Pin icon down inside the chat session. Additionally, it is also present in the Calls section near the Call button.
On clicking the Room option, it gives a short info about the feature and you can create a new room by pressing the ‘create new room’ option. Now, you will be displayed with a message to redirect you to the Messenger app.
— Messenger (@messenger) May 14, 2020
As said above, the arrival of this Shortcut feature is further confirmed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and it will reach Instagram in the future as well. This Shortcut on WhatsApp feature is available on Beta as of now and it is expected to reach the stable versions in the future.