First noticed by dependable tipster WABetaInformation, the Messenger Rooms integration in the present day went reside for WhatsApp Android beta customers operating the most recent construct #2.20.163. The function appears to be rolling out in phases however needs to be accessible for all beta customers within the subsequent few hours. The rollout started with the U.S., as per WABetaInformation, however choose customers from Ghana and India are additionally seeing the devoted ‘Messenger Rooms’ button. We are operating the most recent beta replace however the integration hasn’t gone reside for me simply but.
The screenshot connected above is from a consumer in Ghana. You can see that ‘Messenger Rooms’ can be accessible from two areas inside WhatsApp. Either you’ll be able to faucet the ‘Attachments’ icon to see that the digital camera icon has been changed with the ‘Messenger Rooms’ icon. Or the ‘Calls’ tab now additionally consists of the identical icon, together with the ‘Start Call’ possibility.
To begin a Messenger Rooms name, which helps as much as 50 members, you’ll must have the Facebook Messenger app in your cellphone. WhatsApp will transient you concerning the function and present a ‘Continue in Messenger’ button to create the room. Once the room is created, you’ll be able to share the hyperlink in your WhatsApp Group.
One factor which will catch your eye within the screenshot above is that Messenger Rooms calls aren’t end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp – now helps as much as 8 members. However, it’s attention-grabbing to see Facebook make video conferencing accessible to its huge userbase by WhatsApp – that too at no cost. The integration is at present accessible solely to Android beta customers however ought to make its solution to iOS beta customers within the subsequent few days.
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