Video Calling Feature for Facebook Messenger Can Give Skype a Tough Competition

Video Calling Feature for Facebook Messenger Can Give Skype a Tough Competition


Finally the moment that we all have been waiting eagerly for, has arrived. Facebook announced yesterday that it was “introducing video calling feature in Messenger. Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends and the people you care about, via Messenger”.

The new video calling feature offered by Facebook will immensely expand upon its current real time communication which would allow over 600 million users to interact with each other by using the app. As of now, the feature is available for the mobile app where users may call from one phone to another. The feature is also platform independent, so it does not matter if you place a call from an Android device to an iOS enabled device.


It is very easy to initiate a video call in the messenger app. Just like the calling feature, the video call feature has a dedicated icon (video camera icon) which you need to tap in order to start the video call with the respective contact. It is important for both parties to have the updated version of the messenger app installed on their devices. Without this, it would not be possible to place a call.

Facebook has been pushing out a lot of updates recently, such as “the ability to send money to friends, the launch of Messenger Platform and the introduction of Businesses on Messenger (coming soon).” iOS users in all the regions would be receiving this update. However, for Android users, the feature would initially be made available Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay. Other regions may expect the feature to roll out in the coming months soon enough.

Check out the video below for a detailed description of video-calling on Messenger:

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