It’s the moment at least a couple people have been waiting for: Facebook Messenger Rooms have dropped.
Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post Thursday that Messenger Rooms, the social media network’s answer to Zoom, are now available to everyone in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The video chat feature will be also be available globally “in the next week.”
Facebook first announced the feature at the end of April, but did not provide details about when it would be available other than “soon.” Props to the Facebook engineers who clearly busted their butts to deliver this timely product.
Messenger Rooms work similarly to Zoom in that all you need is a URL — not an account — to join. You can tie rooms to events or groups, only send them out to a select group of people, or post them so friends can “stop by,” à la Houseparty. Read more…