Facebook is currently owning the tech industry with its large array of technological advancements, however, WhatsApp web is the new deal. The desktop version is currently allowing a more safe alternative to Zoom’s videotelephony. Zoom has faced multiple complaints of a security breach due to which many companies have chosen not to use their products.
Facebook has integrated Messenger rooms with WhatsApp on the Web. It will enable users to connect with their friends and family via Messenger Rooms from their PCs and laptops. People will now be able to access Messenger Rooms which will allow up to 50 people to connect on video telephony via WhatsApp without a time limit.
Facebook WhatsApp web Messenger rooms to beat Zoom
Messenger Rooms was launched in May to compete with the extraordinary success of video conferencing app Zoom amid the Coronavirus crisis and the subsequent lockdown.
It allows users to interact with up to 50 people at a time and it can be used for live broadcast as well. Whatsapp has set a new limit on animated stickers that are being widely used by people to communicate with each other. The general limit is set to 1 MB. Any large stickers will not be sent or forwarded.
WhatsApp has recently introduced a new limit for sending animated stickers: when the sticker is too large, it won't be sent/forwarded, so certain users cannot create bad stickers irresponsibly.
The size limit may vary according to the platform, but generally it's 1MB per sticker.
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Between WhatsApp and Messenger, more than 700 million accounts participate in calls every day. In many countries, video calling on Messenger and WhatsApp more than doubled, and views of Facebook Live and Instagram Live videos increased significantly after this launch.
The social media giant recently released a new feature that lets users broadcast live to Facebook by using Messenger rooms. Recently India has also launched the new Jio Meet app which is also a direct competition to Zoom from the Mukesh Ambani and his company Reliance Jio.
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