Facebook ‘Messenger Rooms’ to join the party
- Facebook is now competing for a share in the surge for video and live streaming platforms with the release of their new Messenger Rooms.
- Set to be rolled out globally in the coming weeks, Facebook’s Messenger Rooms will allow users to chat with up to 50 others. ‘Rooms’ will also have features like 360º augmented reality backgrounds.
- Facebook is no stranger to the risks posed to young users and have said they have worked with cryptographers to prevent unwanted guests from dropping in. The Director of Product for Messenger said that preventing the so-called ‘Zoombombing’ type of issues was ‘top of mind’ for the platform.