Facebook continuously enhancing features in its Messenger platform. Now Facebook just launched free video calling in Messenger using VOIP over cellular and Wi-Fi. Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends and the people you care about, via Messenger.
As we know Facebook’s Messenger already allows users to make voice calls and also we can use Messenger as a standalone application over web browser. Now we can use messenger for HD video calls, voice sound clearer and closer, face-to-face conversations with friends and family wherever they are, says in newsroom post :
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. It’s fast, reliable and high quality.
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.
You can quickly start a video call from any conversation with just one tap. you’ll see the video camera icon in the top-right corner when you’re having a Messenger chat with a friend who can be called. Cameras start in selfie mode but you can toggle to the backside camera to show a friend what you’re doing. So from now if you’re messaging with someone and realize that words just aren’t enough, you can simply start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation. Watch in video :
These calls via Messenger are free, but you get charged for data when you aren’t on Wi-Fi. Messenger will adjust the quality of the call according to your internet connection and also one smart thing Messenger allows is for one person to turn off their video feed to make the other person’s high quality experience.
Similar Story : Facebook Launched Standalone Messenger for Web Browser.
Video calling in Messenger has been rolled out for users on iOS and Android in countries such as Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay. Facebook will be rolling it out in other regions over the coming months.
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Source : Facebook Newsroom