Video calls or video conferences are in fashion. And although there are many options, Zoom stands out on that list. But Facebook wants to tackle it with Messenger Rooms. The Internet has changed how we communicate in many different ways. Email, WhatsApp messages, Skype calls, Zoom video calls, posts on Instagram or Facebook.
Precisely, the video call has become the star in times of confinement, since it shortens the distances and connects friends, family, teachers and students, bosses and employees, coworkers … All this thanks to the fact that we all have smartphones, tablets or computers with the camcorder and high-speed Internet connections.
Facebook knows this and has added this functionality both in its social network and in its messaging app, Facebook Messenger. Its name is Messenger Rooms and its purpose is to make free video calls without time limits and with several people at the same time.
Group Video Calls with Facebook
The only requirement to enjoy Facebook video calls is, obviously, having a Facebook user account, the one you normally use on Facebook, via the web or via the app, or Facebook Messenger via the app.
Otherwise, Messenger Room video calls are available on both Facebook and its separate Facebook Messenger app. If you use the browser, it must be Google Chrome, Opera or Microsoft Edge. The service is free and the only limit is the number of people who can connect simultaneously, although the number is high, up to 50 people at a time.
Starting a video call, individual or in a group, is as easy as opening an individual or group conversation and clicking or clicking on the video call icon, that is, the video camera icon.
Once you have the video call running, you can add new users by clicking on the contacts icon. In addition, you can invite to join the video call through Facebook. If this is a public video call, you can announce the video call link as any event or group.
Another advantage of Messenger Rooms is that the host can control who participates, can kick users, close the conversation so that no one else can enter without permission, etc.
Among the curiosities of the Messenger Rooms on Facebook, the possibility of applying augmented reality effects such as those already available in Facebook video calls so far stands out. So, in an informal video call, you can add items or virtual costumes while you speak. You can also apply virtual funds.
If you want to start enjoying Facebook group video calls, you can do it right now on Facebook and Facebook Messenger.
Make Video Calls with Movistar Home
Do you have the Movistar Home smart device? In that case, you can also make free video calls between Movistar Home devices and see your friends or family directly on your television screen.