Facebook Messenger adds free video calling to 18 countries

Facebook Messenger adds free video calling to 18 countries
The Facebook Messenger app was updated for iOS and Android users on Monday, and now supports free video calling in 18 countries including the U.S. With this new feature, Facebook Messenger becomes a competitor in the video calling market which includes popular apps like Skype. While in the middle of a conversation using Facebook Messenger, clicking on the video icon in the top right corner of the screen opens the video calling app. This will work even if the video chat is between an iOS user and an Android user.

Right now, the countries supporting the service include the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, U.K., and Uruguay. Other countries will be added to this list over time.


Facebook says that it has 600 million monthly users of Messenger and Facebook continues to expand the capabilities of the platform. For example, it recently gave subscribers the ability to send money to friends. Speaking of money, video calls are free on Facebook Messenger, although they will consume your data. Your best bet is to try to find a Wi-Fi connection before clicking on that video icon.


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source: Facebook via AndroidCentral

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5 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Free video callng? Awwwesomeeee!

2. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

umm.. skype?

3. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Already to many options: Skype, Hangout, ios Facetime and now Facebook (and alot of third party apps). How many accounts and apps do I have to install to stay in video touch with my buds? And all are background running.

4. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

I'll stick with whichever one have better video quality!

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Still teasing us with Material Design Come Facebook, release it already!

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