As Zoom’s fame continues to rise during the lockdown and coronavirus pandemic, some factors have continued to threaten its existence, including security. A UK Guardian article recently said, “The UK government and parliament were told by the intelligence agencies last week not to use the videoconferencing service, Zoom, for confidential business due to fears it could be vulnerable to Chinese surveillance.”
Also, the government of Taiwan recently announced that “It would ban the use of products such as Zoom where there were security concerns.” Interestingly, while Zoom battles its security problems, Facebook has been trying to take advantage by making its own strides in the world of videoconferencing.
According to Daily Trust NG, Mark Zuckerberg’s video chat tool, Messenger Rooms, lets you invite about fifty people in a video group chat and this does not exclude those who do not have a Facebook account. It is free and there is no time limit. On the 24th of this month, the eight-people video capability on mobile and desktop devices was released for some users, while the fifty people capability will soon be accessible by users across the globe.
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Reports have said Facebook does not plan to monetize Messenger Rooms as the company is strictly looking to make sure it is a key part of our lives as human beings.
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