Facebook has announced integrating video calling feature in its Messenger application. The feature has been rolled out for users on iOS and Android in countries such as Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay. Facebook will be rolling it out in other regions over the coming months.
It's notable Facebook's Messenger already allows users to make voice calls. “Video calling will expand Messenger’s real-time communication features, enabling the more than 600 million people who use Messenger every month to reach others wherever they are, from anywhere. It’s fast, reliable and high quality. Video calling in Messenger is available for calls made from a mobile phone to another mobile phone, even if one person is on iOS and the other person is on an Android device,” says Facebook in a detailed post.
Facebook has over the years shifted its focus on the mobile platform. Even though it has acquired popular messaging app WhatsApp, the company is making big investments in its Messenger platform. Among a few recent major updates include transition into a platform and introduction of Business on Messenger.
Facebook recently confirmed adding payments feature in the Messenger that will enable users to send money to each other for free. The feature will be available in the US initially. Moreover, Facebook has launched standalone Web version of its Messenger app, that will allow desktop users to chat from a browser tab without interruptions from their Facebook newsfeed and posts.
The social networking company recently launched a new dialer app called Hello. The app replaces dialer on your phone and comes with features such as caller id.
Learn more about Facebook's new video calling feature in the video below: