Facebook is opting for some of the video chat evolution like Zoom. Zoom has introduced a gallery view for large groups. Houseparty’s spontaneous hangouts for a new feature called Rooms. Facebook Launches Drop Video Chat Houseparty.
This will launch in English speaking countries. This feature will support on both Desktop and Mobile phones.
Facebook Launches Drop Video Chat Houseparty:
You can start a video chat Room that friends can discover. You can also discover new rooms with your closest pals via the new section above the News Feed or notifications Facebook.
Number Of Participants Who Can Join:
For now, eight participants can join the group video chat, but very soon you will be able to add 50 participants. This will make Facebook a legitimate competitor of the Zoom video conferencing app.
Users will also be able to create and discover rooms through Instagram and WhatsApp also.
What Head Of Messenger Had To Say:
According to Head of Messenger app, Stan Chudnovsky, “People just want to spend more time together”.
one-on-one video chat growing but as COVID-19 pandemic happened, everything is exploding.
They have already said, “We already had a plan to do a bunch of stuff here [so people could] hang out on video any time they want, but we accelerated our plans.”
Facebook is taking this product very seriously. Choosing to create a separate and extremely prominent space for discovering Room above the News Feed reveals is the proof of that.
The launch of rooms has made changes to other videos related updates also. Facebook had some deficiency in many-to-many deficiency.
Number Of WhatsApp And Messenger Video Call Participants:
Facebook and WhatsApp have 700 million participants that use video calls and voice calls. On the other hand, Facebook and Instagram live have now 800 million people per day.
Facebook already owns the many-to-one feeds and has emerged as a leader in one-to-many live streaming, but “the middle piece needed way more investment” Chudnovsky says.