The use of the conference app has increased in lockdown. Coronavirus lockdown is going on almost all over the world. And people have become housebound. As a result, social distance has increased.
This time, the world’s most popular social media Facebook gave the opportunity to video chat with the top 50 people to bridge that social distance. On Friday, Facebook unveiled a feature called Messenger Rooms. Where you can connect up to 50 people at once in a video call.
Media and CNBC report that Facebook and Messenger users will now be able to use separate messenger rooms. There they can connect with up to 50 people in video calls. Facebook Messenger can now connect up to a maximum of eight people in a video call. According to Facebook, the new feature will allow users to connect more with their friends and relatives during the quarantine period. Not just Messenger, the feature will later be added to Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram Direct.
It is known if they do not have a Facebook account, they can be invited to the group chat by sending a link to the video chat. It will take a few weeks for the feature to reach all users.
According to Facebook, 800 million people make video calls every day on Messenger and WhatsApp. WhatsApp is more popular than Messenger in some countries.
Meanwhile, Zoom and HouseParty became popular as video conferencing apps during the Corona Lockdown. It is known that Zuma can connect up to 100 people in a video conference. And you can video chat with eight peoples in the House Party app. However, experts have objected to the security measures of these apps.