Facebook is Launched Messenger Rooms, which are joinable group video calls that make it easy to spend quality time with friends, loved ones and people who share your interests. You an Create a room right from Messenger or Facebook, and invite anyone to join.
World currently stuck inside and offer an option in contrast to services that have exploded in prevalence as of late, like Zoom and houseparty. The video calling service that has grown quickly in recent weeks. Zoom stock, which had been trading higher before the announcement, fell 10% in response. There are some notable differences between the two, like Facebook’s.
Host celebrations, organize a book club or just hang out on the couch with friends. You can start and share rooms on Facebook through News Feed, Groups and Events, so it’s easy for people to drop by. Soon we’ll add ways to create rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp, Facebook game and Portal.
Messenger Rooms will hold up to 50 people with no time limit so you can drop in and spend time with friends, family and people who share your interests. You can discover Rooms from your Facebook friends, Groups and Events at the top of News Feed.
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There are now over 800 million daily active users across Facebook and Instagram Live, Facebook adding new features to make Lives even more useful. On Instagram, facebook bringing live videos to desktop and adding a feature that lets you save live videos to IGTV
On Facebook app, They are bringing back Live With and have made it easier to donate and raise money directly in Live. You’ll also be able to mark Facebook Events as online only and broadcast live to your guests. They also exploring ways for Pages to charge for Live events.
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The company built Rooms with privacy and safety top of mind so you can feel comfortable connecting with your friends, family and communities. The room creator must be present in order for the call to begin, and the creator can remove guests at any time.
Messenger Rooms is rolling out in some countries this week and will expand to the rest of the world in coming weeks, including the US. We will continue to add features over the coming months, as well.
The objective is a group video product that feels increasingly social, and less corporate than what’s as of now accessible, said Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. People in Messenger Rooms will have the option to use Facebook’s augmented reality filters, or jump between call to visit various group of friends, a push to make “spontaneity and serendipity,” Zuckerberg included.
Video call have become a staple given the billions of individuals around the globe staying inside on account of the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom Video Communications Inc’s. application, focused on company for conferences before the outbreak, has increased from around 10 million users to in excess of 300 million very quickly. Zoom’s offers declined 2% after Facebook’s declaration, turning around an increase of as much as 7.3% prior Friday.
Houseparty, owned by Epic Games Inc., which additionally lets users bounce between video group chats, said it included 50 million new join in a 30-day stretch, as much as 70 times its ordinary sum in certain business sectors.
While Zoom has surged, it has battled with a progression of security accidents that put user’s’ privacy in risk. It likewise experienced “Zoombombing,” where web trolls took over chat and posted sex entertainment or supremacist contents to clueless members.
Zuckerberg said he has learned from Zoom’s initial mistakes. Facebook users who make a call can also choose members, eject people if necessary or lock the room. The company won’t watch or listen to calls, and there is no ability for users to record video calls, a representative said.
The social network’s algorithms will help figure out which accessible rooms to show users, Zuckerberg stated, recognizing that not all Facebook friends are made equivalent.
The Rooms video chat features, he stated, “is probably one of the first very clear consumer services that has integration and works across each of the apps. That’s an important piece – maybe an initial milestone on the path to broader interoperability.”
Other features announced today include:
- Facebook expanding WhatsApp group video and voice calls to allow up to 8 people.
- the return of “Live With”, which lets users host Facebook Live streams with another person, to bring guests or performers on to their show
- the ability to watch Instagram Live videos on desktop computers
- You can now livestream games on the FacebookGaming app on Google Play, and soon you’ll be able to set up gaming tournaments.
- Facebook announcing Virtual Dates on Facebook Dating
Source: Facebook Blog