Facebook announced on Monday a new iOS and Android update for Messenger that brings the ability to video calling other users. Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends and the people you care about, via Facebook Messenger. Similar services are offered by Microsoft’s Skype, Google Hangouts and Apple’s FaceTime.
Video calls only work from a phone to another phone, but they do work even if the person you’re calling is on a different platform – so iOS to Android or Android to iOS, no problem. 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.
Facebook Messenger Gets Video Calling:
Conversations can be started by clicking the video icon in the top-right hand corner of the screen. They must be started from an existing Messenger conversation.
Facebook first introduced desktop video calling in partnership with Skype in 2011, but eventually built its own video call infrastructure. Bringing it to mobile could Messenger a serious competitor to iOS-only FaceTime, clunky Skype, and less-ubiquitous Google Hangouts.
Facebook’s goal is to connect people face to face no matter where they are or what mobile connection they have. With Messenger, someone on a new iPhone with strong LTE in San Francisco could video chat with someone on a low-end Android with a few bars of 3G in Nigeria.
Here is the simple video on Video Calling in Messenger:
The new video-calling feature is launching today on iOS and Android for those in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, and Uruguay. Facebook promised to roll it out to other regions “over the coming months.”
Now enjoy the latest video calling feature of Facebook messenger in your smart phone. If you have any doubts comment below….