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Facebook lights up video calling within Messenger

Facebook lights up video calling within Messenger
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Facebook has introduced video calling in Messenger so that users of the social networking service can have face-to-face conversations with friends and loved ones via Messenger.

Facebook says users can now quickly start a video call from any conversation with just one tap, adding that if during the course of messaging, a user realises that words just aren’t enough, the user 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.

A mobile user using Facebook App
A mobile user using Facebook App

The social media service also says its video calling in Messenger is currently launching for people on iOS and Android in Nigeria Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay. The service will be rolling out to other regions and locales over the coming months, Facebook says. [quote font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]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.[/quote]

According to the social media service, 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.

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 says, adding that it’s fast, reliable and high quality.

This is the latest feature released for Messenger, following the ability to send money to friends, the launch of Messenger Platform and the introduction of Business on Messenger (coming soon), says Facebook.

 

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Elizabeth Edozie Technology Journalist @Technology Times 08077671659 elizabeth.edozie@technologytimes.ng

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