This will be the video calls vide a la Zoom ’of WhatsApp, with up to 50 participants


David Ortiz – May 15, 2020 – 11: 59 (CET)

WhatsApp begins to implement its access to Messenger Rooms on Android, and this will be its interface.

Así serán las videollamadas ‘a lo Zoom’ de WhatsApp, con hasta 50 participantes

Facebook continues to implement new functions that bring its applications closer to being a real alternative to Zoom, the tool in front of which everyone tries to put a dam. After increasing the limit of participants in video calls on WhatsApp, they created Messenger Rooms, the unified video conferencing channel for their applications.

Now, as shown by the specialized media WABetaInfo , WhatsApp is already implementing the accesses to these 'Rooms' in your Android application. However, they are still only available for certain countries and users, in their usual staggered deployment.

Video calls from WhatsApp: up to 50 people

Messenger Rooms are the new video call rooms implemented in Facebook Messenger. However, the planned integration between the three Facebook platforms will make them accessible from anyone. Both Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp and Instagram can access these group video calls.

Now, as taught from WABetaInfo , we see the shortcuts when trying to send an attachment more. Video calls will be accessible by clicking on the 'Room' icon – or its possible translation – in the corresponding menu.

Interfaz de Messenger Rooms, videollamadas de hasta 50 personas en WhatsApp

These new links are available since version 2. 20. 139 onwards, at least in its distribution for Android. Hopefully this feature will also be implemented in WhatsApp for iOS soon.

Some reports affirm that this characteristic could be initially directed to the American public. However, it seems that the launch of this function will be global, seeing that Messenger Rooms has been launched finally internationally .

To check that the application has been updated and that we can access these new video call rooms on WhatsApp , it is as easy as clicking on the attached document submission and looking for the new blue icon. If there is a drawing of a video camera with the symbol of a link, it is that the feature is already implemented in the version installed on our smartphone .

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