Video Calling via Facebook Messenger Available Worldwide

Facebook announced in late April that it added video calling to its Messenger applications in 18 countries, and the feature has now gone global.

Facebook announced in late April that it added video calling to its Messenger applications in 18 countries, and the feature has now gone global.

Vice president of messaging David Marcus announced the expansion of Messenger’s video calling feature in a Facebook post Tuesday:

Quick update on video calling in Messenger: We’re happy to share we’ve now rolled out the capability globally, with the exception of a few countries we’re still working on improving quality for. So make sure you get the latest and greatest version for iOS and Android, give it a try, and as always … tell us how we can make it even better for you!

The feature was rolled out at the end of April 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: Have you tried video calling via Messenger? What were your experiences like?

Messenger Video CallingAll of us on the Messenger team aspire to build the best communication product that will eventually enable billions of people to stay connected with the people they care about the most, and have an experience that’s as good as a face-to-face conversation. Today, we’re very excited to take a big step in that direction by launching video calling in 18 countries. Give it a try by surprising someone special to you, and as always, don’t forget to let us know how we can make it even better for you!

Posted by David Marcus on Monday, April 27, 2015 David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.