Facebook's Messenger Rooms Get Zoom-Inspired Backgrounds

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Facebook has a group chat feature called Messenger Rooms, where up to 50 people can video chat together—so basically Zoom, but on Facebook. Messenger Rooms has been updated on mobile with several new features.


Users can now create, edit, manage, discover, and share the Rooms using their phones. Mood lighting filters can be applied, and personal photos or videos can be uploaded as backgrounds. Plus, users can choose from some fun Zoom-like backgrounds that'll make living rooms feel a lot less boring.

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The new features are rolling out now on Messenger, while the customizable background options might not be available for a few more weeks.