WhatsApp testing Messenger Rooms shortcut for Android and web app

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Last month Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms, which allows peoples to create a video chat room from Messenger or Facebook, and invite anyone to join the video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Facebook also announced about integrating the Messenger Rooms shortcut with WhatsApp and Instagram. Now, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing the Messenger Rooms shortcut on the WhatsApp web app and Android app.

As per the report by WABetaInfo, the Messenger Rooms shortcut is spotted on the 2.2019.6 version of the WhatsApp web app. To access the Messenger Rooms shortcut on the WhatsApp web, users will have to click on the attachment icon, which is available on the upper-right corner of the chat UI. After that, the user will have to click the Messenger Rooms shortcut button. Upon clicking the shortcut an introduction message will appear with options to “cancel” or “continue to Messenger.” Clicking on the “continue to messenger” will take the user to the Messenger app. There is also one more Messenger Rooms shortcut in the application main menu.


According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also gradually rolling out the Messenger Rooms shortcut in the beta version 2.20.163 of the WhatsApp Android app. To access the shortcut, users will have to tap on the attachment icon to open the share sheet and then select the Room shortcut. The shortcut is also added on the calls tab. The shortcuts will be available on the WhatsApp iOS app soon.

WhatsApp testing Messenger Rooms shortcut for Android and web app

Since WhatsApp is testing the feature, the Messenger Rooms shortcuts are not available to everyone. There is no exact date when this feature will be rolled out widely. However, it will be available soon for Android, iOS, and WhatsApp web.

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