- WhatsApp has started rolling out the Messenger Rooms shortcut for its latest Android beta users in select countries. The update comes after Facebook rolled out Messenger Rooms that supports a 50-person video call.
As of now, WhatsApp users in the US are likely to have received the beta update. The Messenger Rooms shortcut can be found in 2.20.163 Android beta update, reported WABetaInfo. Users who have updated the beta version can tap on the ‘attach’ icon and look for the ‘Room’ shortcut, which has been replaced with the camera shortcut. The Rooms shortcut can also be found in the Calls tab as well.
Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.
Since the Rooms feature is available as a video-calling service within the Messenger app, WhatsApp will ask if you want to open that application in order to continue the operation. After creating a room, the host can create a link and other participants can join by simply clicking on the link, even if they do not have a Facebook account.