Facebook doubles down on video conferencing, rolls out livestream feature for Messenger Rooms

Video conferencing has become the staple of today’s industry, and the only real way of managing ways. One might even say, that 2020 is the year of video conferencing, and thus, it is no surprise that every tech giant is launching its own version of the service. Messenger Rooms, a platform that allows users to make video calls with upto 50 participants will now allow you to make your calls live using the Facebook Live feature, bringing the best of the both worlds together.

Starting a video conference is fairly simple. In the messenger app, tap the ‘People’ tab at the bottom and go to ‘Create a room’ which will appear at the top of the menu. In a Zoom like fashion, a link will appear, which can be sent out to participants willing to enter meetings. You can even restrict the attendees to be ‘only people on facebook’. It is worth mentioning that there is no time limit on the calls, unlike Zoom, which is a big plus for the platform.

After all the participants are set, get ready to broadcast your conversations to the entire world. To make the room go live, press the ‘LIVE’ logo on the bottom right. Then select where the broadcast is desired – your timeline, a page or a group. Users can also select their audiences. It must be noted that unless he participants join in, the livestream won’t be established. However, if any participant doesn’t respond, the creator of the room can remove them. Once that’s done, press the ‘Start’ button and ‘Live’ away. […]