Introducing Messenger Rooms For Facebook Groups – Facebook Messenger Room Groups | How to Create Messenger Rooms on Facebook Groups

It’s about time as we anticipate the long-awaited Facebook new video conferencing feature, introducing the new messenger rooms for Facebook groups. This feature allows Facebook users to create and join video calls of up to 50 people for free. That’s quite amazing, right?

Even better, there is no time limit to the group or conference calls you can make and you can invite people without a Facebook account to join your group call. That’s quite unbelievable especially for a service that is not paid for.

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What is Messenger Rooms?

Messenger rooms are not really as their names imply, as in the normal chat group you can create on Facebook. They are rooms where a Facebook user can hold large video meetings and calls of up to 50 different people.

It’s Facebook’s latest move into video conferencing, therefore, competing with the likes of Zoom, Skype and so on. Although Facebook did say that the feature is more of a way to connect among friends and family but businesses and small brands could also take advantage of this feature.

The days of having to video call your friends one after the other are gone, with the messenger rooms, you could literally host a video call party.

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Messenger Rooms For Facebook Groups

Although the feature is still being rolled out, Facebook announced that groups on Facebook will have the opportunity to create a messenger room. In other words, group admins or members would be able to create messenger rooms and take up the process of inviting other group members to it.

By default, only the admin(s) of a group can create a messenger room unless the admin(s) decides to change the settings. Basically the admin(s) of a group have total control of any messenger room created in the group(s).

Introducing messenger for Facebook groups concept works for all kinds of groups, even those not entirely on Facebook. While you need a Facebook account to create a messenger room, you don’t need one to join a messenger room.

Where Else Can You Find Messenger Rooms?

You can also find the messenger rooms in Events when you are invited to a messenger room video meeting, the reminder goes to your event page. You can add your scheduled video meetings on messenger rooms to your Facebook events and get notified about it when its time.

Messenger rooms can be created from the Messenger and Facebook app though it can be joined from any device with an internet connection. Facebook plans on adding ways to create a messenger room from Instagram, WhatsApp, and Portal.

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How to Create Messenger Rooms on Facebook Groups

Okay, let’s get to the main purpose of this guide, how do you create a messenger room(s) for groups. Before we do that, you should know that you must have a Facebook account to create this and also the kind of Facebook interface you are using.

Facebook released a new interface recently called the New Facebook. You would be on the New Facebook interface if you successfully switched to it, if not you should still be using the old Facebook interface also known as Classic Facebook.

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New Facebook

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account.
  2. On your News Feed page, look to the left side and tap on “Groups”.
  3. Now, select the group you want to create the messenger room in.
  4. At the top of the group’s page you chose, tap on the “Video Icon with a Room inscription”.
  5. Enter a room activity and select an emoji for it. Maybe an avatar emoji if you have one.
  6. Tap on “Save” and “Create” thereafter.
  7. Provide a description of your room thereby finalizing the set-up.

Classic Facebook

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account.
  2. On your News Feed page, locate and tap on the Hamburger menu.
  3. Next, select “Groups”.
  4. Choose a group you want to create a messenger room on.
  5. On the group’s page, you chose, tap on the “Video Icon with a Room inscription” at the top.
  6. Enter a room activity and select an emoji for it.
  7. Tap on “Save” and “Create” thereafter.
  8. Provide a description of your room thereby finalizing the set-up.

“Enable link Sharing” will allow you as an admin in the group and members of the group to share the messenger rooms video meeting link. Doing this will enable people to share the link not just within the group, but out of the group and even out of Facebook.

Whoever created the messenger room on the Facebook group has to be present for the video conference to begin.

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Messenger Rooms For Facebook Groups Not Available

You are bound to experience issues while trying to create a messenger room on groups. Also on Facebook or Messenger as a whole.

This feature hasn’t been completely rolled out. Facebook just started its roll-out recently and Australia seems to be the only country with it for now.

How to Create Messenger Rooms On Messenger App

To check, just update your Facebook and Messenger app and try following this guide. Also you could try out the guide above on how to create a messenger room on the Messenger app.