WhatsApp for Android beta now comes with a shortcut to Facebook Messenger Rooms

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 17 May 2020

WhatsApp for Android beta now comes with the option of video calling on Facebook Messenger Rooms

The service supports up to 50 people on a single call

No word on when it'll hit WhatsApp for iOS

WhatsApp for Android beta now comes with a shortcut to Facebook Messenger Rooms

#IBMCodePatterns, a developer’s best friend.

#IBMCodePatterns provide complete solutions to problems that developers face every day. They leverage multiple technologies, products, or services to solve issues across multiple industries.

Click here to know more


The latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android now comes with Facebook Messenger Rooms. You can now participate in video calls with 50 other people on the popular messaging service. The video conferencing option was made globally available on Facebook and on the Messenger app as well, and depending on which country you are in, it has started rolling out for WhatsApp too. According to WABetaInfo, you will need to download WhatsApp for Android beta 2.20.163 to access the service before it rolls out to your country. 

If the service has been rolled out to your country, it will pop up as Rooms on a chat window under the chat sheet. It will appear on the same menu that lets users share documents, location, contacts etc. All you need to do is click on the menu and if it has been rolled out to your location, it will show up there as a Rooms option. You can also access the feature in the Calls tab on WhatsApp for Android beta where you will notice an option for you to create a Room option when clicking on the calling button. 

It looks like, for now, you will be directed to the Messenger app from WhatsApp for Android beta, which is easier to manage when it comes to end-to-end encryption. As of now, the option is not available on WhatsApp for iOS but the feature should show up soon enough. Another option for WhatsApp users to video chat is on the app itself as WhatsApp group video call does support 8 different users. You can read more about that story here. WhatsApp has also seen highly forwarded messages drop by about 70 per cent after the new limit was announced. You can read more about that here. And, finally, if you want to use Dark Mode on the desktop version of Facebook, you can do so here

Digit NewsDesk

The guy who answered the question 'What are you doing?' with 'Nothing'.

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry.

DMCA.com Protection Status