Facebook Set To Integrate Messenger Rooms Feature With Its WhatsApp Messaging Service

  • The latest beta version update for WhatsApp hints that users will gain Messenger Rooms integration.
  • This feature will help non-techie users to get in touch with their friends and family members as it is user-friendly and does not require the users to install any extra software.
  • The said feature is currently rolling out in a few countries and is expected to be live in the upcoming few weeks.

As the coronavirus lockdowns have changed the ways people stay in touch with their friends and family members, Facebook is introducing new video tools across its family of apps. Now, the latest beta version update for WhatsApp hints that the users will gain access to Facebook Messenger Rooms integration within the WhatsApp messaging service.

The Messenger Rooms feature is not exactly new. Facebook officially announced the release of the Messenger Rooms feature in a blog post. However, the WhatsApp parent company Facebook did not make it clear if or when will the feature will be made available on the smartphone application. Yet, WABetaInfo, unreleased features tracking site, has discovered a toggle in the latest Android beta build of the WhatsApp messaging service, version 2.20. 139.

With the coronavirus lockdowns being imposed in many countries across the globe, demand for video-calling apps has been increased tremendously. Various service providers are competing to gain more popularity during the surged demand for video calling apps.

It seems that the initiative made by Facebook is part of the company’s direct challenge to the recent popularity of video chatting app Zoom. Benefiting from Facebook’s apps, including Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Messenger Rooms feature will work seamlessly on billions of devices used across the globe.

Undoubtedly, Messenger Rooms when integrated with WhatsApp, it will gain much popularity as WhatsApp is used by over 2 billion people across the globe. Of course, the Messenger Rooms feature is not yet rolled out for public use. However, we can clearly see that WhatsApp will gain Messenger Rooms feature support very quickly.

It seems that Facebook is looking to position itself on top in the video-chatting service provider’s space with more and more people following the global lockdowns and self-isolation procedures.

Facebook recently increased the group video calling capacity of WhatsApp from 4 to 8 participants. When you combine the upcoming Messenger Rooms feature with this recent change being made to WhatsApp, you will realize how easy it will become for non-techie users to connect to their friends and family members. WhatsApp may become the first port of call for these non-techie users to stay in touch with other people as it is widely used and comes with a user-friendly interface.

Facebook announced that the Messenger Rooms feature would currently be rolled out in a few countries. However, the company has not yet specified its integration with WhatsApp. The Messenger Rooms feature will likely be accessible as you will be able to create a Room with an invite link at any time without having to download any extra software, and even people without WhatsApp or Facebook account will be able to join the Messenger Rooms. We are not yet sure when the feature will be rolled out for public use, but we expect it to be live in the coming few weeks.



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