Meetup is a popular platform that helps people with similar interests to find upcoming events, meet people online and then get together offline. Apparently, Facebook is planning to integrate the platform with its Messenger app, providing a new way for Facebook users to get along with other people. A reverse engineer and leakster, Jane Manchun Wong shared a glimpse of the new feature in the Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Messenger is testing Video Meetup Link
Anyone can join, even without a Facebook account or without the app pic.twitter.com/wBksWGcE8x
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 9, 2019
According to Jane, the Video Meetup Link initially allowed all users to join a chat regardless of the fact that they had a Facebook account or the app installed. However, this capability was then removed by Facebook, as she was no longer allowed to join without an account.
It is worth noting that the feature is currently in the testing stage and nothing is finalized yet. It remains to be seen if Facebook plans to bring back the ability to use the feature without an account.
Facebook Users Are Already Excited About the Change
However, it is interesting to see that people are already excited about the Video Meetup Link. They think that Facebook is following the footsteps of Tinder, Zoom, Slack and other platforms. Currently, Facebook users can log in with their Facebook accounts in order to connect both accounts. As soon as you connect your Facebook account with Meetup, you can easily share your events and see your Facebook friend’s activities on Meetup.
Moreover, your Facebook friends also receive a notification when you join a new Meetup group. However, you still have the option to control the sharing activity from the Settings. Meetup is continuously growing as a platform with millions of new users who join every year.
Perhaps, the addition of this feature will allow both social media platforms to explore new business opportunities. At the time of writing, there is no official confirmation from Facebook about the feature. We think that the decision about adding the Video Meetup Link would be taken within the next few weeks.