The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen a surge in video calling app across the globe. Video conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and others have created a space for them in the market.
According to reports, Messenger Rooms will soon be making its way to the web version of WhatsApp. A shortcut for Messenger Rooms has been soon enabled on WhatsApp Web version 2.2019.6. Now it will enable users to connect with their peers via Messenger Rooms from their PCs and laptops. The new version hasn’t been rolled out to all users yet, it is reported that it would be soon available to WhatsApp users.
It is said to appear under the Attach button along with other options. Clicking on the shortcut will automatically take users to the Messenger Rooms window to begin a video call.
The feature will also ask users if they want to create a room from WhatsApp and will also be able to make either a group video call or Messenger Rooms call from either WhatsApp Web or Messenger.
The host will be able to send a link for the call and participants simply need to click on it to join. One will also be able to invite people to the video call via the Facebook news feed, events page, groups and so on.
There is no confirmation as to when the commercial rollout of the integration is going to happen, but it could take a while since Messenger Rooms hasn’t launched globally as of yet.
Facebook launched ‘Messenger Rooms’ last month to take on Zoom and other various video conferencing platforms.