In this article, I will present a tutorial on how to create a Facebook Messenger room for group video calls / video calls among your Facebook friends.
Facebook Messenger is used by millions of people around the world. Most people use it for virtual socializing among their friends. These days, most people use this social media platform to share various types of videos. Among the major social media platforms, Facebook has also launched a group video calling feature on the Facebook Messenger Platform.
The video call feature or group video call is one of many features that are currently not accessible via Facebook profiles in web browsers and on most mobile app profiles. However, you can access this feature from web messenger and Messenger apps based on Android and iOS. Let’s see how.
How to Create a Facebook Messenger Room For Group Calls
The group video calling feature in Facebook Messenger is the latest addition to the app that is currently accessible to a few people. This feature is not available on the Facebook website and mobile app but can be accessed by visiting the web messenger and the messenger mobile app separately. If you want to access this feature, then read on this article to know how to create a room messenger for group video calls to your Facebook friends.
Visit website messenger.com and log in using your existing Facebook ID. Once logged in, you can view your Messenger contacts in the web browser.
Then, in the web browser, click the “video call” which is given in the top bar next to your profile photo. From there, you can access Messenger’s group video calling feature.
After this step, a new window will open which will show the created room. This web page will ask for permission to access the camera device and microphone device. Click “allow” and then you can add participants to your Messenger room by sending the copied link from your group video call using any messaging app.
You can access various features of this group video call window by clicking on the options given at the bottom of the screen. You can add participants by invite link (click on second option/see phone participant), to make the room Private by locking the room (accessible by clicking on the second option too). You can also hide your video room and push it aside by clicking on the vertical arrow given at the bottom of the web page.
Access various settings by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner and make your group video calling rooms easier to access. Once done with the video call, you can End the meeting or “Leave room” so that other people can still use the room you created.
Alternatively, if you are using an Android device to access this feature, you can start by downloading the Messenger app and then launching the messenger app using your existing Facebook ID.
Once you launch the messenger app on your phone and you see your Facebook friends in the “Chat list”, click on the “People” section at the bottom on the android device. There you will find the “Create Room/room” option. Click on Tab to create your group video call room with your friends.
Once the room is created, you can access almost all the features on that screen. You also get a share link after creating a room, so that you can invite your contacts to join the room.
There you have it, making creating a Facebook Messenger room for a group video call / video call easy. The group video calling feature in the messenger mobile app and web app is a new addition by Facebook which is currently only accessible on the Messenger App and not on Facebook.