Facebook brings video calling to the Messenger

Facebook has been constantly working on evolving the user experience around its services. It has just announced that it will now be bringing in video calling functionality for the iOS and Android users of its Messenger application. The first wave of countries to get the update will be Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, UK, US and Uruguay.

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The other parts of the world will get the feature in the coming months in a phased manner. Voice calling had already been available and now it has been joined in by video calling. There are over 600 million users of the Facebook Messenger and the company is claiming that its service will be high quality and reliable. Users on iOS can freely call the ones on Android and vice versa.

To use the service, you need to tap of the top-right corner in the chat window and start using it. With the video calling coming in for the Messenger, it is only a matter of time when WhatsApp (which is also owned by Facebook) gets to work on the same too. Facebook is trying to eat into the share of services like FaceTime from Apple, the popular Google Hangouts and our very old Skype with this.

The edge that Facebook has over its competitors is that it will offer all that a consumer needs in a single place and the user won’t require different applications for undertaking different tasks.

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April 28, 2015 4:57 pm 4:57 PM

Good Move by FB devs … but they should work on their Messenger app for Windows

Manu Arora
April 28, 2015 2:13 pm 2:13 PM

Is apk for facebook messenger with video callling available on any site?

April 28, 2015 7:42 pm 7:42 PM

You wont be able to activate it using apk from other countries. Facebook determines your location using you Location and IP and FB account data and the video calling feature is made available to you. It’s completely geographically dependent, just like Hulu, Netflix and Spotify. Its a server side switch

April 29, 2015 9:50 pm 9:50 PM

how bout using it through proxies?