Facebook Reveals Several New Video-Related Features Across Its Family of Apps

Messenger Rooms will enable up to 50 people to join group video calls

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Use of video technology to stay connected in the era of social distancing and, with that in mind, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced a host of new video features across the social network’s family of applications via Facebook Live Friday.

Facebook said in a Newsroom post that over 700 million accounts are participating in video calls via WhatsApp and Messenger every day, with video calling on those two apps more than doubling since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as significant increases in views of Facebook Live and Instagram Live videos.

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