Facebook announces RoomWorkplace and more virtual conferencing features

Last week, Facebook launched Messenger Rooms, a zoom-in video conferencing tool, according tomedia. The new service can accommodate up to 50 people at a time to participate in the same video conversation, and it supports public and private meetings. Today, the social networking company announced a video chat feature for Workplace.

Facebook announces RoomWorkplace and more virtual conferencing features

It is reported that the number of users of the service has just exceeded 5 million. Like Messenger Rooms, Workplace Rooms offers a virtual space that can accommodate up to 50 participants at a time. It has no limit on meeting time, and even those who don’t have a Workplace account can attend. The new tool is understood to use the same technology as Messenger Rooms, and is custom-made for enterprise customers.

In addition, Facebook brings many new features built for enterprise collaboration tools. Live Producer is one of them, allowing users to broadcast live from a mobile device or computer and support screen sharing, voting, and more. Live Q and A can also allow the host to ask participants questions in a live environment. For people with hearing impairments who prefer to use other languages, Facebook has introduced real-time captions, translations and caption editing. These features will be available in June and Workplace Rooms will be available free of charge until December.

At the same time, WorkplacePortal has added new features, such as live streaming with the device’s camera and audio tools. Next month, Portal will also offer the ability to watch live Workplace video streams. For Portal users, Workplace Rooms will also appear in front of them, and the ability to add a custom background will be introduced. Portal TV has also increased support for Workplace.