Better late than never, Facebook adds a new web based free calling feature on its Messenger app for iOS and Android. Now a new video icon shows up on the top right next to the phone icon when u click on a friends profile to chat. Simply click on the video camera sign to launch video calls with any facebook contact.
“Messenger already offers people the ability to make voice calls to friends and loved ones around the world. 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.” Reads a post on Facebook .
Facebook first introduced Skype powered video calling feature for desktop users back in 2011. As most communication happen on mobile these days company’s messenger app is becoming heart of Facebook communication action now.
Last month the social network added money transfer service “Facebook Platform” to Messenger. The service allows you to send money to friends and family by adding your debit card to Facebook account.
The new Video calling service on Messenger will be available in selected countries starting today. Messenger users in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay will be able to use it from April 27 onward. Other regions of the world will see the new update roll out in coming months.