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Facebook amends its video-calling services

Facebook has amended its video-calling services amid the coronavirus crisis.

The tech giant has chosen to add an array of features to WhatsApp, Messenger and its main app, following a spike in demand for video-calling services due to the pandemic.

It's been confirmed that New Messenger Rooms will allow 50 people to join start group video chats, thereby meaning it'll become a more expansive feature than ever.

According to Facebook, it had learned various lessons from its rivals - which includes the likes of Zoom - when it was creating its latest updates.

For example, Zoom has been trying to combat so-called zoombombing, which refers to when an uninvited guest drops into a video call.

Stephane Taine, the director of product for Messenger, confirmed that avoiding such issues was top of Facebook's list of priorities.

Meanwhile, Facebook recently admitted it's witnessed dramatic usage spikes in countries that have been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic.

The company revealed that group calls have rocketed by as much as 1,000 percent in Italy, which is one of the countries worst-hit by the health crisis.

Messaging traffic has also increased by 50 percent on average across the hardest-hit countries, according to Facebook.

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