Facebook Tests Messenger Video, Voice Calling Within Flagship App

The social network moved all messaging functions to the stand-alone app in 2014

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In April 2014, Facebook began the process of removing messaging features from its flagship application and prompting users to download stand-alone app Facebook Messenger. This week, Facebook confirmed that it is testing a slight about-face of that move.

The social network confirmed that it is testing video and voice calling from what is now Messenger From Facebook within the flagship Facebook app.

The test is taking place in several countries, including the U.S., but the company would not specify how many users are involved.

As for the future of Messenger, a spokesperson said, “For a full-featured messaging, audio and video call experience, people should continue using Messenger.”




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