Facebook on Tuesday announced the good news that the facebook messenger users can now make a free call. Initially, this announcement was announced in April in selected markets but now it is done globally.
David Marcus, who is the vice president of Facebook messaging product said we are happy to share that we have launched this service globally, some countries are an exception, but we are trying our best to improve the quality of this service. He did not disclose the list of countries.
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Facebook Messenger app has a total number of 600 million customers worldwide. After upgrading the facebook messenger app, you will find a video icon at the top right corner after opening the app. This feature is rolled out for both iOS and Android users, so just update the app and you will find it easily.
Unfortunately, this update hasnot reached Google play India yet, but it will be available soon. This service will create a great competition among the heavyweights like Apple‘s FaceTime, Google Hangouts, and Skype.
After the announcement made in April, the video call was launched in following 18 countries Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Croatia, Greece, Laos, Ireland, Lithuania, Nigeria, Mexico, Oman, Norway, Portugal, Poland, UK, US, and Uruguay.
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It is expected that 50% of the worlds video calling market will be taken up by facebook messenger app. The reason behind this is that you will get everything in the single app, for example, money transfer, friends chat, calling, automatically typed out texts, status, shared posts etc.