WhatsApp May Soon Support 50-Person Video Calls Through Messenger Rooms

Ever since Facebook bought WhatsApp Back in 2014, the company has managed to maintain the mega-popular chat app separate from its other services. But every now and then, we are reminded that WhatsApp is, in fact, possessed by Facebook. Case in point: an upcoming feature evaluation spotted by WABetaInfo would redirect you towards Messenger Rooms in order to make video calls with large collections.

Though WhatsApp recently added support for up to eight people in a video telephone , that amount pales compared with the 50 people allowed by the recently minted Messenger Rooms. WABetaInfo seen a link to Messenger Rooms after having found a similar feature in the version of the Android program evidence Facebook is working on said integration.

The shortcut appears in either the newspaper clip menu inside chaps, as well as the main menu of their web client. Users get a prompt letting them know they will be redirected to Messenger Rooms, but caution them that Messenger calls aren’t end-to-end encrypted as WhatsApp calls will be.

The feature doesn’t actually work yet, as it is still in development. It’s a small touch, but could be a welcome option for those looking to Have calls within massive WhatsApp groups. You don’t want a Facebook accounts to use Messenger Rooms either, as long as you are Okay with the lack of security, it should be a seamless process.

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