Moving beyond the Facebook messenger rooms, the recent announcement by Instagram on May 21, 2020, stated that:
“Starting today, you can create @messenger Rooms on Instagram and invite anyone to join “.
You can simply create a room and as many as your favorite 50 people can join the room. While Instagram is already hot-favorite among many, the added feature has created a sense of excitement in its users who are making the most of this new feature.
The Pros and Cons of Instagram Messenger Rooms
It is a novel way to use Facebook’s multi-participant video chat option.
Facebook has added the specific feature called Rooms for groups and events that will limit unauthorized people from sending random annoying messages and dropping in your rooms.
“Rooms for Workplace” is another feature which is great for people who would like to have a video chat with their colleagues for a secure discussion.
You can send a link to anyone even if they are not on Instagram. They don’t even need to have a Facebook account.
You can lock-out anyone who is not supposed to be in the call.
Even though the room is created on Instagram, one has to switch to the Facebook messenger in order to engage in the video chat.
Some users found the rooms to be glitchy which is likely attributed to the display format.
The active rooms and active connections are both displayed on the same panel. This makes it difficult to ascertain who is actually active in the room at a glance.
How to create an Instagram Messenger Room?
Here are a few simple steps that one needs to follow for an amazing video chatting experience.
Head to the “Direct Message” section on the Instagram app
Tap on the video chat icon on the top-right corner of the app screen.
You will be directed to the next page where you can select the “Create a Room” option.
The room is now created and you can choose to join room or continue sending the invitation link.
The user will be directed to the messenger app. You can all now enjoy the Instagram group video call.
The feature is expected to be extended to another Facebook-owned social media platform Whatsapp. So, stay tuned for more updates and make the most of the new video chatting options coming up every day.