Facebook Messenger Adds Free VOIP Video Call Feature Over Cellular And Wifi
Just like Twitter, Facebook is working so hard for its users to have better experience using its services like Messenger and Whatsapp. Today the focus is all on Messenger app. This app, which was launched in 2011, has now become part of over 600 Million Facebook users’ everyday life.
It is so much more than just a chat app like we thought it would be. Back in January 2013, it added the feature of free voice calling. Which, in my experience, was way better than Viber (instant messaging and calling app) with good sound quality and signals. That was good but Facebook didn’t stop there!
It then proceeded to add money sharing feature to Messenger as well which let Facebook friends send and receive money from each other. And now Facebook has announced video call feature as well. This feature is free if you have cellular or Wifi. I haven’t tried it yet but I hope it is better than Skype.
“Adding (video calling) to Messenger instead of the main Facebook app maybe ties in to Messenger’s mission where it’s a real core person-to-person app,” said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner Inc, a U.S. technology research and advisory firm. “Now they’re really enticing people with more features.”
For now, video calling feature is available in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay. With its efforts to make the Facebook and Messenger experience better for people, we can expect the addition of other countries in this list as well.