Facebook stated on Thursday it was rolling out a characteristic that may enable customers to broadcast stay a video name with as much as 50 individuals.
Users can invite individuals to affix “Messenger Rooms“, together with those that wouldn’t have a Facebook account, for group video calls after which broadcast the room stay on any profile, web page or group on the platform, the corporate stated.
The transfer bolsters Facebook’s efforts to seize a share of the coronavirus-driven increase in demand for video conferencing providers, which has turned Zoom Video Communications right into a family identify.
Facebook stated it was rolling out the characteristic in some international locations on its platform and Messenger net beginning Thursday and would quickly increase to all international locations the place Messenger Rooms was out there.
Live broadcasts from Facebook pages doubled in June in contrast with a 12 months earlier as a consequence of a leap in livestreams since March, when a number of international locations started imposing lockdowns and social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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