whatsappiconcleanedWhatsApp has been updated to allow users to create group video chats with up to 50 people on the social platform, thanks to an integration with Facebook's recently announced Messenger Rooms feature.

Facebook unveiled Messenger Rooms as an alternative to Zoom and Group FaceTime in April, releasing it to a small trial group of users. Facebook said part of its plan was to extend the capability to its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms, and now both apps have been updated to support the integration.

The following steps walk you through the process of setting up a Messenger Room. Bear in mind that you'll need Facebook Messenger installed on your device as well, as WhatsApp hands over to Facebook's messaging app when creating a new room. A Facebook account is not required to participate in these chats, but you can only create a group video chat with a Facebook account.

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Create a new group chat from the Chat tab by tapping the note icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Alternately, select an existing group chat room and skip to step 6.
  3. Select New Group.
  4. Select people in your contacts to add to the group, then tap Next.
  5. Give your new group a subject name, then tap Create.
  6. Once you're in the new group, tap the plus (+) button and select Room.
  7. In the card that appears, tap Continue in Messenger.
  8. Wait for the others to join your room. From here, you can also share a link to the room with others so they can join.

whatsapp group video chat 50 users
Messenger Rooms aren't end-to-end encrypted like ‌FaceTime‌ or WhatsApp group video chats, so it's meant to be used on a more casual basis, but Messenger does allow you to lock a room to limit the amount of people who have joined the room.

Top Rated Comments

Kabeyun Avatar
27 months ago
Well, 51 if you count Mark Zuckerberg.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zoomp Avatar
27 months ago
Bc of my work, I travel a lot between Latim America, US, and Europe. Never seen anyone Lately (last 5 years) using imsg apart from Americans. Even in my industry, media, WA is becoming the norm in US. Most (around 90%) users of iPhone:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M3gatron Avatar
27 months ago

Hi Megatron! Germany, iPhone, no WhatsApp
Well Whatsapp is the nr.1 most downloaded App is Apple's Germany App Store and it's overall the most popular messaging app in Germany.
So you are nothing but a rare exception, your are simply not being honest or you don't really use messaging apps to communicate.
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whatsapp has like no users in the US
It has over 22 million users in the US.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
27 months ago
whatsapp has like no users in the US
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
noSpeed Avatar
27 months ago

whatsapp has like no users in the US
Uh. If you say so. iMessage is trash. WhatsApp is my primary messaging app. Head and shoulders above apple’s sms that’s stuck in the 1990’s
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adb1973 Avatar
27 months ago
So even more integration with Facebook? Time to run to Signal.org even faster. On the trust list -for me - FB is as low as you can go.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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