2 and both platforms have since gained more crossover features. Instagram “rooms” are an extension of the Facebook Messenger feature of the same name, but there is still little in it.
What are Instagram Messenger Rooms?
Basically, Instagram Rooms – or Instagram Messenger Rooms – is the same feature that is found on Facebook. It is a platform for video calls, but slightly different from typical video calls or conferences.
“Rooms” differ in that they are permanent. The rooms live on instead of making a one-time meeting or calling someone directly. Participants can join whenever they want, such as a virtual hangout. Once the room is created, the host may not be present.
Is Facebook Messenger Optional?
Another thing that makes the rooms unique is the number of participants and the way they can participate. Rooms on Facebook / Instagram can have up to 50 participants, but not everyone has to be there at the same time.
More importantly, participants don’t even have to have an Instagram or Facebook account. The host can create a link to the invitation, and people can join from any device. However, those who do not have Instagram or Facebook can only participate if there is also a host.
How to use Instagram Messenger rooms
You can find Instagram rooms in the Direct Message section. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and tap the messenger icon in the upper right corner.
- Go to the Rooms tab or click the video icon in the top corner.
- Now select “Create room”.
- The share link is at the top of the screen. Click “Share link” to send the link to another application.
- Below that, you can invite Instagram and Facebook friends by clicking “Invite”.
- Once you’ve invited them all, you can enter by clicking “Join Room”.
As mentioned earlier, the rooms will remain until you remove them. So you and anyone invited can always jump back from the Rooms tab.
That’s almost everything.
Instagram Messenger rooms are just Facebook Messenger rooms but from Instagram. Facebook brings these two platforms closer together – for example, you can send a message to a friend on Facebook from Instagram – and that’s another part of it.
As you already know Instagram is also controlled and managed by Facebook so much of Instagram features now same as messenger and vice versa. When Facebook owns Instagram, they improve much features in Instagram. When Facebook owns WhatsApp include Instagram messenger rooms feature in WhatsApp collect group calls.
Google TV devices can get free live TV channels India News, The Indian Express
Google TV could be the latest platform to offer live TV channels at no additional charge. According to the protocol, these channels are likely to appear on the Google TV “Live” tab next to services such as Sling and YouTube TV, providing a seamless experience between free and paid live TV services.
All free TV channels offered by Google TV contain ads that mimic the format set by Roku, Samsung, Amazon and Vizio. These channels may be duplicates of what already offers services like Pluto TV (a common strategy), although Google may try to create unique channels for its platform.
It is likely that Google will announce free channels in October to begin production of Made By Google Pixel 6. Of course, the details are small and Google could wait until sometime in 2022 to debut its free channels. (Option three: It’s just a rumor, and Google TV doesn’t offer free channels.)
If Google launches free channels, they may be exclusive to the Google TV platform. This is bad news if you own an Android TV device, but good news if you own a Chromecast or a Sony or TCL smart TV with Google TV.