Facebook announced a new feature that will allow users to live broadcast video calls with up to 50 participants. The feature allows users to stream video calls made using the company's Messenger Rooms product, combining it with its Facebook Live livestreaming product.
Users who create a Messenger Room will be able to broadcast the call from their profile, a Facebook Page or a Facebook Group. Those users will be able to control who participates in the calls and who can view the broadcasts.
"Whether you're hosting a book club with friends, interviewing a panel of experts, teaching a fitness class, or broadcasting with your friends for fun, going live from a room makes it easy to have more interactive broadcasts with audiences of any size," Facebook said in anouncing the new feature.