The WhatsApp instant messaging application in its web version offers the possibility for users to hold video conferences with up to 50 participants. The information comes from the specialized website WABetaInfo. The new platform should integrate the Messenger Rooms service. This was announced in late April by Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp.
Given the growing demand for video calling and video conferencing applications in times of social distance due to the pandemic of the new corona virus, the company's proposal to compete with the company is other apps such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
WhatsApp: Video calls with 50 people soon thanks to Messenger Rooms
According to information from WABetaInfo, the tool will have similar functions to existing competitors on the market. The host of the call creates a room and shares the link or access code with the other participants. So that they can join the conversation. In contrast to some competitors, the function even allows the participation of users who have not created accounts on Facebook platforms.
The integration of Whatsapp Web in Messenger Rooms is still under development and will be integrated in Android 2.20 .139 Update. In addition, iOS applications are also reached. According to WABetaInfo, Whatsapp is still examining the possibility of adding the link in the "Attach" menu. The button has a camera icon and is located below the Photos and Videos, Camera, Documents, and Contacts options.
Another link is available in the main menu (symbol of the three dots). We have the "Create Room" option. WhatsApp users can currently make group video calls with up to eight participants using the mobile app.
Recall that the WABetaInfo portal recently discovered a new feature in the Android beta version 2.20.143 of WhatsApp that indicates that it is currently possible to use the same account on multiple devices in parallel .