• February 27, 2021

How to setup and use Messenger Rooms in WhatsApp

Facebook recently announced the Messenger Rooms feature that allows users to make video calls with up to 50 people in a single call. The social media giant later also introduced the feature to Instagram and now WhatsApp on Android has recently started receiving the Rooms feature as well.

The new Rooms integration in WhatsApp allows users to host or join a Room right from WhatsApp. Here’s how to go about it.

Also, note that the video call feature is not end-to-end encrypted as it happens in WhatsApp group video calls.

Pre-requisites:
Latest version of WhatsApp

Working internet connection
Latest version of Facebook Messenger app
Facebook login credentials for the Messenger app
Steps to create Rooms in WhatsApp

1.

Open WhatsApp and head to Calls tab from the top

2.

Then tap on Create a room option

3.

Now, tap on Continue in Messenger option.

It will then redirect you to the Messenger app or Messenger website in the mobile browser as the Rooms feature takes place outside of WhatsApp.

4.

Tap on Try it, when prompted

5.

Now, again tap on Create Room as and enter the Room name

6.

You can also tap on Room activity to customize the purpose of your room

7.

After this, tap on Send Link on WhatsApp

This will reopen WhatsApp

8.

Here, you need to search and add contacts or group chats with whom you want to share the Room link and tap on the arrow button to share the link.


Steps to join Rooms created using WhatsApp

1.

Open WhatsApp and head to the chat window where you’ve received the Rooms link

2.

Tap on the link

3.

It will then prompt with Messenger app and Messenger website options, choose either of the options you want to use to join the video conferencing.

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