Video Calls Now Available On Facebook’s Messenger
Apple has its Facetime, Google has its Hangout, and Microsoft has its Skype. These are all applications that allow users to make video calls to each other and make ‘face-to-face’ real-time video calls from their mobile devices. However, on Facebook, the best experience towards real-time communication via a mobile app has been via the standalone Messenger app. In the form of real-time exchange of text messages, pictures and videos. Up to until recently, users were not able to make real-time video messages.
The social network giant, yesterday announced in a blog post that it is enabling video chat for its Messenger app on both Android and iOS platform.
“Video calling in Messenger is available for call made from a mobile phone to another mobile phone, even if one person is on iOS and the other person in on an Android device,” read a statement made by Facebook.
Currently, the Messenger app boasts of over 600 million users globally and accounts for 10 percent of all the international voice-over-internet calls. During Facebook’s earning presentation that took place last week, the Company said, it is adding more features to the Messenger app and opening it up to third-party developers. Hoping 3rd parties will develop more useful functions and games and thus make it more functional for the end users.