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Launch Messenger Rooms from your Instagram inbox

News you want to use week 22

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Facebook’s Zoom rival now works with Instagram, too. The update allows Instagram users to create Messenger Rooms from their Instagram Direct Inbox. The new feature, which is starting to roll out to Instagram now, comes as Facebook has added a steady stream of new video-centric features amid a surge in usage during the coronavirus pandemic. But the arrival of Messenger Rooms on Instagram also marks one of the first messaging features meant to work across multiple Facebook services, and serves as yet another reminder of Facebook’s influence over the service.

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