While speculations of Whatsapp video calling are high, Facebook has introduced such feature to its other messenger platform, Facebook Messenger. Video calling is available effective Monday, allowing 600 million people to use the service.
The feature is currently available in 18 countries, with the UK and the USA given top priority. Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Oman, Poland, Portugal, and Uruguay are the other countries that are going to get the feature.
The service is available for Android and iOS devices. The top-right corner of the app shows a camera icon you can click on to start Facebook video calling in an existing chat.
Facebook video calling is not something new, as it is already available in the web version.
Facebook is not in the mood to let Viber and Hangouts take all the shares as far as the video calling audience is concerned. Now, with Facebook Messenger video calling, the app appears to be complete for many.
The Facebook Australia team has not yet confirmed the date users will be able to get this new feature. In the meantime, the company is testing its “away message” in Australia and Taiwan.