Facebook Messenger starts activating video calls

by Kelvin

Messenger video calls will be activated gradually

Facebook has started to activate the new video call function through Messenger, Its messaging application for iOS and Android devices, using a process similar to what we have seen in the activation of WhatsApp VoIP calls. As commented, users are able to make video calls directly using this application.

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Facebook Messenger has video calls for users of the application

This new feature, that of video calls from Facebook Messenger is available for use both under 3G / LTE networks and a Wi-Fi connection and becomes the new direct competition of Skype and FaceTime. The operation of this app is quite simple, the user can connect from any chat screen simply by pressing the video camera icon to start a call.


At the moment when the video call has been initiated it will be possible to select the icon of the rear or front camera, in addition the user can also deactivate the cameras completely or even take advantage of the service to use it to make normal voice calls, with a pretty good quality, both with 3G connections and Wi-Fi connections.

According to the estimate, this new function added by Facebook It should help your Messenger application to increase the number of active users, taking into account that it currently has 600 million active users per month.

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As has happened with the gradual activation of the VoIP calls of the famous WhatsApp messaging app for iPhone, video calls from Facebook Messenger should also be active for all iPhone users over the next few weeks in a phased manner.

to download Facebook Messenger from the App Store

If you still don't have the official messaging application of Facebook for iOS devices, you can install it through the direct download link, from the App Store, which you will find below.

Messenger is in the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is available in the following languages: Spanish, German, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Croatian, Danish, Slovak, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, English, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Dutch , Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Zulu.