Facebook on Monday rolled out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world.
The company said in a statement on Monday: “You can quickly start a video call from any conversation with just one tap.
“Video calling will expand Messenger’s real-time communication features, enabling the more than 600 million people who use Messenger every month to reach others wherever they are, from anywhere.
“It’s fast, reliable and high quality.”
“If you’re messaging with someone and realize that words just aren’t enough, you can simply choose the video icon in the top right corner of the screen and start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation.”
Similar services are offered by Microsoft’s Skype, Google Hangouts and Apple’s FaceTime.
Video calling in Messenger is launching for people using Apple or and Android devices in Belgium, Britain, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the US and Uruguay and will hit more countries over the coming months.