Creating a ‘Room’ on WhatsApp Business and other Facebook apps relies on Messenger, but soon Instagram will adopte a different route (updated)

Matt Navarra, the famous social media commentator, and analyst has recently shared a tweet related to WhatsApp Business beta. Apparently, you can create a ‘Room’ on your WhatsApp Business account in the beta version, but the feature is not smooth as it should be. To create this Room, WhatsApp beta will direct you to Facebook Messenger to create a Room over there. Once a Room is created there, you can copy its link and use it in WhatsApp beta for Business accounts.

It seems that Facebook is trying to integrate all its platforms with each other, but surprisingly, Instagram takes a different route.

Alessandro Paluzzi, the famous leaker and the mobile developer has recently shared on Twitter that Instagram is working to natively support video calls on Rooms, and to use this feature through Instagram, users will no longer need to switch to Facebook Messenger to join a Room, unlike WhatsApp Business beta program. Although, Alessandro was not able to produce any screenshort for its discovery, Chris Floyd and MattNavarra, shared a screenshot showing how the feature will look and work in Direct.



This actually makes more sense because although Rooms initially began from the Facebook app and the Facebook Messenger, other Facebook-owned apps should have independent Rooms feature rather than continuously relying on Messenger or hopping from one platform to the other and then back to the previous platform with the added hassle of copying Rooms links from one place to the other.

People have various reactions to both these tweets. Mostly the followers of Alessandro Paluzzi are quite ecstatic because for them it means that Instagram is bypassing Messenger totally. Most of them think that Messenger is anyway not so reliable, and people hardly use it in front of WhatsApp and Instagram. A lot of people believe that Facebook should stop pushing people towards Messenger through silly ways like they are using for WhatsApp Business beta versions.

Let us see if WhatsApp decides to bypass Messenger and maybe when it comes to the stable channel, we will get the options to create Rooms in WhatsApp direct only.


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