WhatsApp says goodbye to one of the functions it launched during the pandemic

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It will not be necessary to remember what happened during the pandemic, in those first months of confinement where video calling apps became essential to continue working from home. That led many companies into a mad race to see who was capable of delivering the most attendees. And WhatsApp was no exception. The idea that Facebook came up with was none other than, on the one hand, to expand the limit from four participants to eight and, in the case of those users who needed more, resort to Messenger rooms to raise that limit to the middle hundred. In this way, WhatsApp could boast of being able to host conversations with up to 50 participants. The icon of the rooms disappears Obviously, one thing is that we need to talk to ten or 15 people and another that we choose WhatsApp to do it and this is where it seems that Facebook has failed, because just a year after that decision, the button to start those Video calling through Messenger has disappeared. As you can see in the screenshot obtained from one of those beta versions of Android. For now, if you go to WhatsApp on your mobile with iOS or Android, you will continue to have that control available to create new conversations but everything seems to indicate that in a next update it will be lost forever, surely, because its success has been quite scarce and from the network social will have been able to verify that very few users have taken the step of trusting Messenger for these group video calls. Another option is that Facebook does not give its arm to twist in this regard and is looking for a way to feed those video communications for 50 people from WhatsApp from a very different perspective that could lead to more important changes, or a relocation that allows users understand what they can do with the “Room” button that we have right now on our devices. Keep in mind that as it is currently developed it is not clear that this control is used to make a group video call, especially because it is hosted in the same place from where we send photos, videos, files or the location in real time. Something that does not seem to make sense if we look above and see that the voice and video call options are well visible. We will see, anyway, what decision the Facebook people make. >