Our usually reliable tipster Jane Manchun Wong has just tweeted about a new feature being tested by Facebook Messenger—Video Meetup Link. Video Meetup Link according to Jane, will let anyone join in a chat without a Facebook account or the app being installed.
Jane, however, updated her tweet where she admitted that she no longer has access to the new feature unlike the first time when she could access even without an account. This may not be unconnected with the fact the feature is still being tested, and nothing is yet certain—at least not until it is officially good enough for release [if it ever sees the limelight].
It seems a good feature at first glance, but let us see how things goes. The fact that it is still at its alpha stage does not give us much to be excited about. However, it is good to know that something of that nature is being tested by Facebook.
Facebook Messenger is testing Video Meetup Link
Anyone can join, even without a Facebook account or without the app pic.twitter.com/wBksWGcE8x
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 9, 2019
Last September, Jane spotted a new feature that is also currently being tested by Facebook and subsequently posted the screenshot via her Twitter page. The feature being tested is one that will allow to share your Messenger chats as posts to your Facebook friends. Ability to share your Messenger chats, however, is for big group chats.
My thoughts? I honestly don’t know what to say at the moment; but my first impression is that it might be what some big users need. Not much was said in Jane’s tweet, but the idea behind testing or potentially adding the ability to share your Messenger chats as post could become clearer in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile we are still awaiting the official confirmation of a feature that was spotted by Jane last month—screen sharing on Messenger. Jane spotted the feature in August, and hopefully we will get to see it officially confirmed soon.
Screen sharing option will allow you to share your funny memes with friends and family. It will also come in very handy according to Jane Manchun Wong, when it comes to trying to pass instructions to someone about how to use an app. The functionality is about now being tested, with no exact date set for the official roll out.
You can access the screen sharing feature through a button in the Video/Audio call screen. It [screen sharing feature] is introduced as “Share Your Screen Together.” It allows you to share your favorite content with your video chat. Your camera will be turned off once the screen sharing feature, while everyone involved in the chat will be able to see the screen.