What is the new Messenger Rooms service from Facebook?

Facebook has launched a new service called Messenger Rooms, a video call service designed to compete with other services such as Zoom, Skype, and Teams, as more people switch to video call services during home isolation to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

What is the new Messenger Rooms service from Facebook, and how does it work?

Users of the main Facebook platform will be able to create a chat room directly from the site, or from the Messenger app, and invite anyone to join a video call, as it allows up to 50 users to participate in the call, even if they do not have a Facebook account, with no limits Time for calls.

Facebook users can also share links that enable non-users to join Messenger Rooms calls through the web browser on both desktop and mobile devices, eliminating the need to download the application or create an account, similar to other services.

What about privacy in Messenger Rooms?

While the Facebook platform faces many security and privacy problems in the recent period, the company CEO (Mark Zorkberg) said in a live broadcast at the launch event: “The company was very careful, and I tried to learn lessons from the problems that occurred with conference applications Other videos in recent months. ”

Privacy protections for Messenger Rooms include:

  • Lock: Messenger Rooms privacy protection includes the ability to control who sees your room, and you can lock or unlock it. If you open it, anyone with the link can join the room and share it with others. But the room builder must be present to start the call.
  • Delete a participant: The creator of the room can delete any unwanted participant. If the creator of the room removes someone from the call or leaves the room, the room will automatically be locked and he must unlock the call to join others.
  • Departure: If at any point you feel insecure in the room, you can leave, because being locked does not mean you have to stay.
  • Reporting: You can report the room name or send comments about the room if you think it violates Facebook community standards, but because Facebook does not watch or listen to your audio or video calls, it is important to know that reports and comments will not include audio or video From the room.
  • Ban: You can block someone on Facebook or OpenVPN that may bother you, without knowing it, and therefore they will not be able to join a room you are in, and you will not be able to join their room either.

How to create Messenger Room Chat:

  • Open Messenger app.
  • Click the People tab in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • Click on Create a Room, and select the people you want to join.
  • To share a room with people who do not have a Facebook account, you can share the link with them in any way you find appropriate, such as by email or text message, and you can also share the chat room in the feed of your latest news, groups and events.
  • You can join the chat room directly from the phone or computer, without having to download anything.

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