Facebook Messenger Updates And Brings VoIP Calling

Facebook Messenger has updated to bring in voice-related services to all the Facebook Messenger users. The Next Web reports, that the app will allow Facebook Users to record a voice message to send to your friends in addition to standard text and photo messages via the Facebook Messenger App.

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As of now this service is only limited to Canadian iOS users. But they have the ability to make a VoIP phone call from the App itself.

The recently updated change log for Facebook Messenger says

What’s New in Version 2.1

What’s New in Version 2.1
– Send a quick voice message when you have more to say
– Call friends for free right from Messenger*
– Other improvements and bug fixes

*Free calling uses your existing data plan, and will be rolling out over the next few weeks.

As  The Next Web puts,

If you don’t like what you’ve recorded, slide it off to cancel the message or let go to send it.

While the voice messaging feature provides a new way of interacting with friends, Facebook has also said it will also begin the beta testing of a new VoIP calling feature within its iOS Messenger app, allowing users to establish a peer-to-peer connection and make calls without making a dent in their call allowance (although it will use existing data plans).

The only drawback is that voice calls (messages are available to all) will be available to Canadian users of the iOS Messenger app at launch.

To use the service, Canadian users will be able to log into their Messenger app, open a conversation with the person they want to call, hit the ‘i’ button in the top-right corner and selecting ‘Free Call.’ To send and receive calls, users will need to have the latest version of the app that is available today.

Download Facebook Messenger for iOS  and Android

via TNW : Facebook launches voice in iOS and Android Messenger apps, tests VoIP calling in Canada

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