Each day a new feature rolls out on Messenger and this time it is a roll call in Messenger feature which is similar to the Bereal app. Meta keeps introducing new features to its various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Recently, they announced the introduction of the broadcasting channel feature on Instagram which will soon be introduced to Facebook and Messenger as well. The main motive to introduce new features is to give users a better experience and to keep them hooked to the platform.
Before introducing any feature for the users, meta internally tests it and meta has confirmed to TechCrunch that they are testing the roll call in Messenger. So, without further squandering let’s begin with roll call in Messenger.
Roll call in Messenger is a private version of the Bereal app where you can share your photos and videos within a group and the other group users will have a time-span of 5 minutes to respond to the roll call. The one who responds will be able to see the other’s response similar to the Bereal app.
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What Is Roll Call In Messenger?
The roll call feature is first time spotted by the social media consultant Matt Navara. This roll call feature allows users to add pictures or videos to the prompt to let other group members know what they are up to. If you are added to the roll, only then you can see the responses.
As Bereal app sends to you a notification to put your picture or snap once a day, while this roll call feature can be initiated at any time of day. Once a user initiates the roll call, the other members of the group get notified and they are given a time span of 5 minutes to respond to the pictures or videos shared to encourage participation.
According to the social media consultant, the responses will only be visible to the person who has initiated the roll call or to those who have shared their responses, similar to the Bereal app. Meta has not announced anything about when this feature will make its public appearance and be available for users, as this feature is still in the testing process.
How To Use Roll Call In Messenger?
According to reports you can initiate a roll call at any time and all the group members will get notified about it. They have provided 5 minutes to respond to the roll call and the one who responds will be able to see others’ responses similarly in Bereal app. You can also get the option to add prompts like ‘your comfort food’.
Instagram was initially testing the candid story feature on Instagram and they announced something similar will soon be introduced to Facebook also. But in no sense do the candid feature and roll call matches each other. A candid feature posts your pictures publicly whereas a roll call will share your pictures and videos with only a limited number of people.
In the end, I just want to say that this was all about the meta’s new feature roll call in Messenger. I tried my best to provide you with all the possible information regarding this new Messenger feature. Do share it with other Messenger users and also, keep coming back to Americbuzz for more such kinds of informative articles on the latest updates. Thank you!
Frequently Asked Questions-
Q1. Is the roll call feature exactly similar to Bereal app?
Ans. Yes, the roll call feature is exactly similar to Bereal app but the only difference between the two is Bereal app sends you a notification to post your picture and in messenger, you don’t receive any notification. It all depends on you when you want to initiate the roll call.
Q2. What is roll call in Messenger?
Ans. Roll call is an internal prototype on Messenger where you can share your photos and videos in a group chat by starting prompts and the one who responds to it will see the responses from others.