Facebook has launched its latest videoconferencing feature, Messenger Rooms, which allows up to 50 people to video chat at a time. There’s no limit to how long you can talk, and you don’t even need a Facebook account to join a room.
Be aware that calls on Rooms, like Zoom calls, are not end-to-end encrypted. Also, when creating your call, unless you adjust your preferences, the room will be open to anyone you’re friends with on Facebook; not only can they join your room, they’ll see it at the top of their News Feed. And finally — the process can be a bit confusing.
We’ll show you how to make a room, and how to specify who can see and join your room.