Some WhatsApp mobile users get access to Messenger Rooms for 50-way video calls

The move towards unified messaging

Facebook has been busy trying to get a slice of the Zoom video calling pie with the launch of Messenger Rooms, a video conferencing tool with support for up to 50 participants. As promised, links to Rooms are now appearing in WhatsApp.

As spotted by WABetaInfo, the beta versions of WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS now feature shortcuts to Messenger Rooms, so users can jump straight from one app to the other.

For now though, the links are only appearing for certain users in certain countries. Even if you switch to the beta version of WhatsApp, you won’t necessarily see the newly added Messenger Rooms functionality.

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When Messenger Rooms first appeared, Facebook did say it would be integrated into Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and the Portal video caller, and it seems to be wasting no time as far as WhatsApp is concerned.

The move towards unified messaging