Facebook launches Workplace Rooms, a professional video conferencing tool
Following the launch of Messenger Rooms, Facebook is adding Workplace Rooms to its work collaboration software, Workplace.
Workplace Rooms is a virtual meeting space that’s built on the same technology as Messenger Rooms, transformed for business. Up to 50 users can connect simultaneously, with an unlimited meeting time. Like Zoom, people that connect to Workplace Rooms do not need a Workplace account.
Workplace Rooms comes with Live Producer, which allows users to share their screens, create polls, Q&As, and real-time health metrics. Users can also enable automatic live captions in multiple languages for better accessibility.
Facebook will also be adding support for Workplace on Portal and Portal TV, allowing users to add custom backgrounds during video calls.
All these features will be available to Workplace customers in June, while Workplace Rooms will be available for free to all Workplace customers until December 2020.