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Up to 50 people can join group video calls, which can be created directly in Messenger or Facebook (North America only for the latter). That capability will be extended to Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and Facebook’s Portal video-calling devices soon.
Users who create Rooms can choose who else can see those Rooms and join them, as well as remove people from Rooms and lock them if they don’t want any more participants.
Vice president of Messenger Stan Chudnovsky said in a blog post, “Messenger Rooms lets you create a room to host joinable free video calls with up to 50 people with no time limit, making it easy to spend quality time with friends, loved ones and people who share your interests … Connecting with friends and family has never been easier or...