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Instagram has been updated to allow users to create group video chats with up to 50 people on the social platform, thanks to an integration with Facebook’s recently announced Messenger Rooms feature.
Facebook unveiled Messenger Rooms as an alternative to Zoom and Group FaceTime last month, releasing it to a small trial group of users. Facebook said part of its plan was to extend the capability to its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms, and the latter app appears to have gotten the integration first.
Users can create private video chat rooms through messenger rooms integration. Where you can join up to 50 participants. Even people who do not have Facebook accounts can connect.
Instagram has given information on Twitter that now you can create messenger rooms on Instagram and can also invite anyone to join.
Now you can create a new room and invite friends on Instagram. After this you will be taken to Messenger. As we mentioned above, up to 50 people can join a room. Also you can lock the room so that no one else can join.
Steps for the new feature have been shown in a video shared by Instagram. For this, you have to first go to Instagram direct message. Tap on the video chat icon here. After this, create a room, select it. After this you can invite your friends for rooms. After this, Instagram will create a room and will make a link show of it. Apart from this, the option of joining room or send link will be available here. If you tap in the join room, Instagram will ask you to open the room in the Messenger app.
Launch Instagram and tap the paper airplane icon in the top-right corner to go to the Direct screen.
Tap the Camera icon in the top-right corner.
Tap Create a Room.
In the card that appears, tap Create Room as [your name] .
Tap the checkboxes next to the people you want to invite to your room, then tap Send.
In the card that appears, either tap Join Room to start the conversation, or tap Send Link to share a link to the room with others so they can join.
When you tap Join Room, tap OK in the prompt to leave Instagram and launch the group video chat in Facebook Messenger.
Wait for others to join your room.
Messenger Rooms aren’t end-to-end encrypted like FaceTime or WhatsApp group video chats, so it’s meant to be used on a more casual basis, but Messenger does allow you to lock a room to limit the amount of people who have joined the room.