In today’s Tech News Tuesday, we have some Facebook news. You may have heard about and probably are using the Zoom platform for virtual happy hours, dance parties, gathering with friends, and business meetings and conferences. Well Facebook has noticed and has some announcements.
Links in this episode: Introducing Messenger Rooms and More Ways to Connect When You’re Apart
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Bob: Hi, I’m Bob Clark.
Donna: And I’m Donna Botti. We’re with Delos Inc and we make the web work for you. In today’s Tech News Tuesday, we have some Facebook news. You may have heard about and probably are using the Zoom platform for virtual happy hours, dance parties, gathering with friends, and business meetings and conferences. Well Facebook has noticed and has some announcements.
Bob: Yes Donna, Facebook canceled the in-person parts of the F8 Developer Conference. But Mark Zuckerberg announced some product updates over Facebook Live. Messenger now has a feature called Messenger Rooms. Messenger Rooms are a group video call that can have up to 50 people in them. You can invite anyone to join the video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. He also talked about some changes to the WhatsApp platform, which is also owned by Facebook, where you’ll be able to have a group voice and video calls with up to eight people now. These should all be rolling out very shortly if you don’t see them yet.
Donna: There’s updates to Facebook and Instagram Live, as well. So you can host a Facebook Live with another person, it’s called Facebook Live With, and that way, you can have an interview or something like that going on. There’s also changes to events. Now you can mark events as virtual and attach a Facebook Live to them. And in Instagram, you’ll finally be able to watch live videos on the desktop. If you want to follow along with that workout you can now view it on the large screen. Also of interest to marketers, you can now save your Instagram live videos to Instagram TV or IGTV so that they stick around longer than the 24-hour limit.
Bob: That’s it for today’s episode. You can find the link to the Facebook article and a transcript of today’s podcast at DelosInc.com/133. And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on our actionable digital marketing tips to grow your organization.