Facebook Adds Video Calling to Messenger App

Facebook announced today a new feature for its Messenger app on iOS and Android: video calling. Now, Messenger users can have a face-to-face chat.

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Facebook announced today a new feature for its Messenger app on iOS and Android: video calling. Now, Messenger users can have a face-to-face chat.

Facebook blogged about the new feature:

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.

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 via Messenger is available to iOS and Android users in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the U.K., the U.S. and Uruguay.

Readers: Would you use this feature?