On Friday 24th April, Facebook shared a blog announcing a whole host of new video-calling features to WhatsApp, Messenger and their own app. Possibly the most exciting of these was ‘Messenger Rooms’ – which will allow users to start video chats that can be joined by up to 50 people with no time limit.
In light of this week’s Government advice regarding Coronavirus, lots of people are staying home and practising ‘social distancing’. This means that social media is busier than ever. It’s become a vital tool for people during isolation – for staying in touch with others, sharing updates or looking for information.
With government advice changing daily, many businesses are concerned about how the Coronavirus pandemic will affect them. At a time when misinformation, fear and panic are rife on social media, it’s more important than ever to keep communication with your audiences open and be that voice of reassurance.