How to Create Messenger Rooms via WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is a way to talk on social media. Messenger groups on WhatsApp let you call and hang out with family, friends, and other people. You can make rooms in the Messaging app or on the Messenger website, which you can view on your phone or computer. In this article we will show you how to Create Messenger Rooms via WhatsApp.

It is possible for bigger groups to use video chat in messenger rooms. Then, you can send invite links in WhatsApp chats to add people to your Messenger room, even if they don’t have a Facebook account or the Messenger app installed.

There are options in WhatsApp that will take you to the Messenger app or website, where you can enter a Messenger room. Because rooms are not part of WhatsApp, video talks in them do not use end-to-end encryption. It’s important to only send links to people you trust, since those people can then send those links to other WhatsApp users.

Understanding Messenger Rooms: What They Are and How They Work

When it came out in 2020, Messenger Rooms was added to Facebook Messenger and other Facebook-owned apps like Instagram and WhatsApp. It lets you make virtual rooms where you can video chat with family and friends. With this feature, you can meet with more people than with regular video calls on these platforms. Additional information is available on the official website.

How to create Messenger Rooms via WhatsApp on Desktop and Phone

On Desktop

  1. What’s on your desk: Start up WhatsApp on your computer or on the web.
  2. In the upper left area, click the three dots (vertical ellipsis) icon.
  3. From the dropdown menu, choose “Make a room.”
  4. You’ll be taken to the Messenger website, where you can make the room and control it. You will need to log in to your Facebook account if you haven’t already.

On Phone

  1. At your desk or on your phone: Get a Messenger Room link from someone else, like a family member, friend, or event host.
  2. Tap the link. This will start a new browser tab and try to take you to the Messenger app.
  3. If the link doesn’t open the Messenger app by itself, you may need to pick “Open in Messenger” or a similar choice from the browser’s menu.
  4. You might be taken to the App Store or Google Play Store to download the Messenger app if you don’t already have it.

Security and Privacy Considerations for Messenger Rooms

  • End-to-end encryption (E2EE): End-to-end encryption is not used in Messenger Rooms yet, but it is used in regular WhatsApp talks and chats. If this is true, WhatsApp or even someone else could possibly see what’s in your room, even though WhatsApp says they don’t do that.
  • In-transit encryption: Media and messages shared in the room may be encrypted while they are being sent (in-transit), but it’s not likely that they are encrypted when they are stored on WhatsApp’s computers.
How to Create Messenger Rooms via WhatsApp
  • Public Rooms vs. Private Rooms: You can make a public room with a link that anyone can find or a private room with a link that only you can share. Public rooms are less safe because anyone with the link can join. On the other hand, private rooms give you more control over who has access to the link.
  • Sharing a link: Be careful with who you share the room link with, because anyone who has it can join, even people who aren’t supposed to.
  • Room Locking: Once everyone you want to join has arrived, you can lock the room so that no one else can get in.

Integrating Messenger Rooms into Your WhatsApp Experience

Shortcut to Messenger Rooms:

  • Availability: This feature is currently available on iOS and web versions of WhatsApp. It might reach Android users in the future.
  • Process:
    1. Open an individual or group chat on WhatsApp (iOS or web).
    2. Look for the paperclip attachment icon and select it.
    3. You’ll see a new “Room” icon alongside other options like photos and documents.
    4. Tapping the “Room” icon will open a pop-up directing you to continue in Messenger.
  • Process:
    1. Create a Messenger Room either directly in the Messenger app or from Facebook.
    2. Once the room is created, you’ll see a link you can share with others.
    3. Copy the link and share it with your WhatsApp contacts through individual or group chats.


What is a WhatsApp chat room?

Anyone can send a message to a WhatsApp group, and everyone sees it at the same time. You can also text a group member whose number hasn’t been saved. One person can own a group, and that person can choose as many leaders as they need to help them run the group.

Does WhatsApp have chat rooms?

A new feature is coming to WhatsApp that will let users start voice talks in group conversations without bothering everyone else.

Are chat rooms safe for adults?

There is some risk with sites and apps that let people talk to each other. A public chat site could bring in scams, give hackers access to your computer or phone, and be a place where bullies can talk to each other.

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