Facebook supports group calls on Messenger as it believes there should be more ways to connect with people you care for. So, to encourage a virtual hangout experience and compete with services like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams, it has come up with the Rooms feature. Rooms in Messenger make it easy to spend quality time with friends, loved ones, and people who share interests, same as yours.
How to make group calls on Messenger
Group calls on Messenger via Rooms can accommodate up to 50 individuals which rightly earns it the moniker – Rooms. Once users have access to Rooms, they can start a group call from any of the apps like Messenger app, Facebook app, Instagram Direct, and WhatsApp or Facebook Portal.
You can open the call to all or lock it to stop uninvited people from joining. If needed, you can remove participants.
- Launch the Messenger app.
- Click Create a room icon.
- Select names.
- Tap the Invite button.
- Start your conversation.
- Click the Share link option.
- Choose a name or the app through which you would like to invite the person/s.
- Allow the person/s to accept the invitation and join as guests.
How to use Messenger Rooms?
Launch the Facebook messenger app on your iPhone.
Tap the Create Rooms icon in the upper-left corner of the Messenger app screen. You can see it as a video-camera icon).
Select people who can join. Tap the Invite button to send the invitation to your friends.
Choose the Call option, if available.
Allow the person to respond.
Start your conversation.
If you would like to invite other people to join your Messenger Room, tap the Share link button.
Choose contacts to send the link via message. Alternatively, you can choose an app like WhatsApp to send the link to the group.
Now, when the group members receive the link, they can choose to participate in the Rooms meeting by clicking on the link.
They’ll just need to enter their names and click the Join button to start your Rooms conversation.
That’s how you can start a group or conference call in Messenger.
Facebook Messenger Rooms began rolling out in certain countries earlier in May. It has now started expanding globally.