Facebook Messenger, FB Messenger, Video Calls

If you’re using Facebook’s Messenger to keep in touch with friends, you can now do it through video no matter where in the world you are according to David Marcus, Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook.

Marcus said in his post, “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”. The post did not specify which “few countries” would not receive the feature.

The feature is, however, limited to iOS and Android, with Windows smartphone users being left waiting for now. The feature will let you video chat with friends and families by tapping a video-calling icon at the top right corner of the app.

Back in April, 18 countries received the feature, which Facebook hopes will put the app in better standing against the likes of Skype, Google Hangouts, and others.

There’s also rumors of games coming to Facebook Messenger as well, which will bring its feature set more in line with those of apps like WeChat and LINE.

Download Facebook Messenger to take advantage of these new features.


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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.