Did you hear about the new Facebook video option?
Considering more and more people are looking to connect through video tools, Facebook has announced a new option which will allow Messenger Rooms users to also broadcast their Room via Facebook Live. This alone will expand the potential audience of the group discussion.
According to Facebook, “turning your room into a Facebook Live broadcast makes it easy to go live with up to 50 people. As a room creator, you can broadcast your room to a Profile, Page or Group; and, invite people to tune in. By bringing Messenger Rooms and Facebook Live together, we’re unlocking new ways for people to connect; as well as, create content even while they’re apart.”
The social network actually re-added its single live-stream guest option back in April; after initially removing it in December 2019 due to low usage. Well, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and all it entailed – lockdowns, travel restrictions, social distancing, etc., a live video connection is currently the closest thing people have to a real-life social interaction which results in higher usage rates. So no wonder the company decided to re-introduce this option.