How to Lock and Unlock Facebook Messenger Room Video Chat


Facebook Messenger Rooms is a video chat service rolled out by Facebook to compete with Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams and other video conference services. Facebook Messenger Rooms lets you host up to 50 people in a room at one time, and doesn’t put a time limit on how long a room can be open for. Additionally, people can join your room even if they don’t have a Facebook account. One feature Facebook makes available to help keep your Facebook Messenger room safe is the ability to lock your room. Locking a Facebook Messenger room will not only keep hackers out, but also anyone you remove from the room, and anyone you invited who didn’t make it to the room in time. By default, all Facebook Messenger rooms are locked automatically. And finally, only the room host has the ability to lock and unlock a Facebook Messenger room.

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Steps to Lock and Unlock Facebook Messenger Room Video Chat

  1. Tap the screen on your mobile device, or click the screen if you’re using a web browser, to bring up the head’s up display.
  2. Tap or click the “Participants” icon in the menu along the bottom of the screen. A window is displayed.
  1. Tap or click the toggle next to Lock Room to turn it on. Now, whether they have the link or not, no one else will be allowed to join your Facebook Messenger room video chat. You can return to this screen at any time and turn the toggle off to make it possible for additional people to join your room. As a reminder, the max number of people you can have in a Facebook Messenger room is 50.
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