WhatsApp gets support for Messenger Rooms

13 May 2020

If we can believe the latest rumors, WhatsApp for web will soon receive support for Facebook Messenger Rooms. In fact, some users already have access to the function, which shows that parent company Facebook is therefore working on an integration.

It is not surprising that Facebook announced the release of Messenger Rooms. This is an alternative to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and other video conferencing applications. The website WABetaInfo says that the function is currently being tested with a few users, in the desktop version of WhatsApp. Users with web version 2.2019.6 could also start with the integration soon. However, when the position arrives for everyone, that is unclear at the time of writing.

Link WhatsApp for web to Messenger Rooms

With the integration of Messenger Rooms and the popularity of WhatsApp, the integration can allow more people than ever to access the video conferencing service.
The function could be used very quickly by many people, because many users of the messaging service also use the web version. You do not need to install an extra program for this. You simply go to web.whatsapp.com, log in using the QR code and immediately continue where you left off.

Facebook Messenger Rooms

It is not surprising that this integration of various Facebook products is now emerging. When Messenger Rooms launched in late April, CEO Mark Zuckerberg already announced that video conferencing options would be available on various services. Think of Facebook, Instagram and the video call display Portal, but also of course WhatsApp. The idea is that the experience of the functions within each service is the same, so it will not be possible to decide which service you choose at that time.

The desktop version of WhatsApp will get a shortcut to Messenger Rooms later. With the button you create a room for the conference. You also get the choice whether you want to open the Room within WhatsApp or Messenger Rooms.

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