Alternative to Zoom, Webex and many others like these, Facebook has launched in May 2020 'Rooms'. With  Rooms, you can host video conference for office meeting, training or any other purpose with up to 50 persons.

Everyone nowadays use Facebook but even if someone doesn't have Facebook account, they can still join  others. They will receive a link that you have created to join and with they will join with ease.


The creator of the Room can choose who can join, who to remove from the meeting. The creator can also lock the room if he wants no more people to join. He can also share the Room in Facebook Groups, News Feed and Events so people can easily know about the meeting and join.




Presently, the Rooms feature is available in some countries but Facebook plans to roll it out in other countries soon.


Security:

The video link is currently not encrypted however any files shared between the participants is sent through encrypted channel. Facebook also ensures that the company will not eavesdrop any video call. How to host a video meeting with Room?

How to Use Rooms?

Computer:

It is very simple. On your Windows running computer, open Facebook. At right side of the page, you see your contacts. You will see there a video camera icon. Click that. A new window will open. Select people who you want to join.

The other way to create room is to click on the create new post box on your Facebook page. Now click on  'Create Room' then select people who you want to join then share the room in your news feed or groups. Share the room link with those who don’t have Facebook.

Mobile App:



Open the Messenger application on your mobile phone. Click on the People tab at the bottom-right of your screen. Now click 'Create a Room' and select people who you want to join. Share the room link with people who don't have a Facebook account.





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