Facebook Messenger App Gets Video Chat
Microsoft has been doing well with their Skype video calling and sorted out plenty of issues and bugs over the years. The app is one of the most used platforms around the world. However, Facebook has decided to give some more competition to the popular app.
The company bought WhatsApp not too long ago and recently introduced voice calling to it. Now, they are going to bring video calling to the Facebook messenger app.
Facebook believes that video calling will feel like a natural element of messenger, so they added the feature on both Android and iOS.
The feature will let users make calls to their friends and family over a Wi-Fi or Cellular Network in 16 countries in addition to U.S and Canada.
Facebook is looking to connect people more conveniently on their mobile devices allowing them to make calls from iOS to Android and vise versa.
While Skype is among its competitors, Face-Time is an app that will make life difficult for Facebook’s video calling as well.
Still, chances of success are healthy. There are approx. 600 million messenger users while Facebook accounts stand at 1.44 billion.
The new video calling feature already has a massive audience, but will they leave Face-Time or Skype for this? We can’t say anything for sure yet but we’ll know soon enough.
As soon as the feature goes live in your region, give it a try and let us know how it goes.