Facebook Messenger adds free video calling service

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‘Facebook’ one of the most leading social network service is taking steps to improve communication by its recently announced update which will add support for free video calls on ‘Facebook Messenger’.

You can quickly start a video call from any conversation with just one tap. If you’re messaging with someone and realize that words just aren’t enough, you can simply choose the video icon in the top right corner of the screen and start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation.

“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.”

Facebook also stated that this is currently available on iOS and Android devices in the UK, US, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal and Uruguay. But it will be soon available for other regions in upcoming months.

Video calling on ‘Facebook Messenger’ will be a lot faster and easier. Facebook claims the new video chat delivers the best audio and video, across different types of Internet connections and data networks.

As you can see in the video below, starting a video call is just about the same as starting a voice call — just hit the icon in the upper right hand corner, in this case the icon of a video camera. A call will be started, and when the other person answers the video feeds will show up so that both users can see each.

Facebook says that you’ll be able to make video calls if both of the users are on a mobile phone (obviously), and that it doesn’t matter if one is using, for example, Android and another is using iOS (again, obviously).

The free feature, which works over both LTE and Wi-Fi, competes with similar products including Microsoft’s Skype, Google Hangouts, and Apple’s FaceTime. It’s meant for the average user, but should also prove useful to Facebook as it continues developing its ‘Facebook’ for work service.

Zaid is a technology enthusiast who is interested in covering the latest tits and bits happening around.

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