Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, every major tech company is focusing on building group video calls for the users. We have already seen how much popularity did Zoom got recently. But, after numerous privacy issues with Zoom, many users are looking an alternative to it. And we already have got some group video calling platforms from Facebook, and Microsoft. But, now, Whatsapp has added a new feature to do group video calls. In this post, we’ll talk about the newly launched Whatsapp Room feature.
As most of us working from home nowadays, the only best way to communicate with friends, families and colleagues is to do group video calling. This is the reason Whatsapp has taken this feature seriously and added the Whatsapp room features. However, as of now, you can only use this feature on Whatsapp PC. How to use it? Well, follow the below instructions to use this feature and do group video calls.
What is Whatsapp Room?
Whatsapp room is a group video calling feature from Whatsapp for its users. Using this feature, you can do group video calling with your Whatsapp contacts. However, if you think that you already get an option to do group video calls in Whatsapp groups, then why they have added this feature, let me answer that for you.
Currently, you can only add up to 8 people’s and in a Whatsapp group video calls. Although the group video call feature is perfect for personal video calls, it’s not suitable for online meetings. Compared to Whatsapp group video calls, the Whatsapp room supports up to 50 contacts at a time. So, you can do video calls and held an online meeting with up to 50 people’s at the same time.
This is the reason Whatsapp had to separate this feature from the old group video call feature. But, there are some limitations of using this feature on Whatsapp.
Because you can only use this feature on the web version of Whatsapp, so, you can’t use your smartphone to use it. You have to use it on your laptop or PC. It’ll redirect you to the Facebook Room option, from where you can do video calls with up to 50 peoples at a time.
You have to use your Facebook account to use this feature. As this is a unique feature, and meant to be used for online meeting purposes, it’s okay to use it on laptop or PC because most of the users use their laptop to do online meetings.
If you want to use this feature of the first time, it may be tricky to find it. So, you can follow the steps below to use this feature of Whatsapp.
How to Use Whatsapp Room Feature?
- First, open web.whatsapp.com in the browser of your laptop or PC.
- You’ll see a QR code there. You have to go to Whatsapp app on your smartphone then select the ‘Whatsapp web’ option to log in using the QR code. Just scan the QR code to log in.
- When you successfully log into Whatsapp web, you’ll see three dots on the upper corner. Click on it.
- Now, select, Create a Room option from there.
- It’ll redirect you to the Facebook messenger room. Now, you can create a room there and add your contacts to do group video calls.
It’s no doubt that Whatsapp room feature will be beneficial for the users who want to do online video calls and meetings. But, Whatsapp should work on integrating this feature in the app itself rather than using the same Facebook room to do that.