WhatsApp-Update in the approach: Soon video conferences with up to 50 participants are possible

The video meeting service Zoom has surprisingly been the most well-known Online network of the Corona-crisis. Facebook blows now to the chase and brings its own

WhatsApp-Update in the approach: Soon video conferences with up to 50 participants are possible

The video meeting service Zoom has surprisingly been the most well-known Online network of the Corona-crisis. Facebook blows now to the chase and brings its own Messenger service Rooms in Position. There can be video conferences for about 20 participants set up, later it will be up to 50. Since Thursday Rooms is available worldwide, as Facebook announced.

The usage should be similarly simple as in the case of Zoom: The organizer sent a web-link to the other participants of the conference can join. This simple procedure has helped Zoom to come in the Corona-crisis from 10 million to 300 million users daily.

so Far, no end-to-end encryption

Facebook's Rooms is to offer further functions: The organizer may at any time remove a participant from the video conference and also Share the invitation to the left stop, said the Online network on Friday.

the connection to The Facebook servers is encrypted - but the Chats not to be protected by the so-called end-to-end encryption, they are only for the participants, but not for the platform itself. This is necessary in order to secure the performance of, the work will be carried out Completely encryption. Facebook The user interface of Rooms.

In the case of Zoom, the exception also of Complete encryption, you can connect up to 100 users on a video conference and up to 1000 on a video transmission. The duration of the Free Version is limited to 40 minutes - Facebook's Messenger Rooms should have no time limit.

Also available in WhatsApp Messenger Rooms is to be integrated

Also available in WhatsApp, the new chat Rooms will be integrated soon as video conferences for up to 50 participants. The Screenshots from the Beta Version available for the Blog WABetainfo show. About the paperclip, with the user images, or the location of parts, to a so-called Room create. Also in the caller menu, the menu item "Create a Room" has to be seen to.

Initially the Shortcuts to the "Rooms" were only in the Android Beta Version 2.20.139 available for selected users. Now WhatsApp has rolled out started the Feature for some Users of WhatsApp Web (Version 2.2019.6), as WABetaInfo reported. An iOS Version is also coming soon.

In the Web Version, users can find both in the group Chat, as well as from the main menu to the Shortcut to start a Rooms Chat.

Messenger Rooms: I Need Facebook users to participate?

Then appears on all versions of the note for the user, in Facebook Messenger to continue. One of WABetaInfo shared Screenshot from the Web Version of WhatsApp can see, however, that User will be able to join the Chat also, if you have not installed the WhatsApp and/or Facebook Messenger on your device. To Create a video chats, a Facebook Account is required seems to be, however.

Facebook assures that data from the Rooms video chats are not being used for personalized advertising. At the same time, users of chat rooms your Facebook friends are displayed, in which you might be interested in.

note: The article first appeared in CHIP.de.

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Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 20:26

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