On Thursday, Facebook Inc said that it’s introducing a feature that allows the user to broadcast live a video call with up to 50 people.
Facebook Users can invite people with the use of this feature to join “Messenger Rooms,” including those who don’t have an account on Facebook. Users can do group video calls, and then they can broadcast the room live on any profile group or page.
The move bolsters Facebook’s efforts to grab a share of the coronavirus-driven growth in market demand for video conferencing services.
Other technology companies have worked with similar features to attract users, with Alphabet Inc’s Google providing Meet users host free video conferences.
Facebook said it’s rolling out the feature
Live broadcasts from Facebook pages doubled in June compared with a year earlier due to a jump in live streams since March, when several countries began imposing lockdowns and social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.