Yesterday the 21st of May, 2020, Instagram announce the inclusion of the Rooms feature of Messenger into Instagram.
What is Messenger Rooms?
Messenger Rooms is a video conferencing feature that is developed by Facebook.
As of now, Messenger Rooms allows you to create a video chat that up to 50 can participate in.
People joining a video chat create with Messenger Rooms do not need to have a Messenger account before they can join.
And since all the features that Messenger Rooms offer is accessible without you paying, Messenger Rooms is a good rival to Zoom cloud meeting app.
Messenger Rooms now in Instagram
As I have mentioned in the outset, Instagram users can now create a video conference using the same feature as that of Rooms in Messenger.
Just like in Messenger Rooms, Instagram users creating a video conference have the option to invite non-Instagram users to join the conference, and the people that can join can be up to 50 people.
How to Use Messenger Rooms on Instagram.
When you open Instagram, tap on the Direct message icon.
Next tap on the Video chat icon.
In the video chat screen, tap on the Create a Room option.
After you have tap on the Create a Room option, a pop-up window will display, telling you that the room you are about to create will be created using the Facebook name and picture that is linked to your Instagram account.
Click on the Create Room as button below to continue.
The next screen is where you can add your Instagram followers as members of the Room you are about to create. Use the check box next to their names to select them then tap the Send button to send them the Room invitation.
If you do not want to add any of your Instagram followers to the Room, then tap Skip above.
In the next screen is where you will be able to copy the Room invitation link, so that you can invite others who do not yet have either an Instagram or Messenger account.
Tap on Join Room to proceed.
In the next pop-up, you reminded that you are about to leave Instagram and continue in Messenger. Tap the OK button to consent.
After this, your Messenger app will open with the Room you just created.
What this means
This means that if you want to be the one to initiate the new video chat function in Instagram, you need to have a Facebook and Messenger account.
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