To start a video call, simply press the video icon in the top right corner of the app. You can place voice calls on both Wi-Fi and a cellular data connection.
Here’s a quick promo video about the feature. Click here if you can’t see it.
Video calling through the app currently available to both iOS and Android users in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay. Facebook said it will be rolling out to other locations in the coming months.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Facebook Messenger can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
Interestingly, the desktop version of Messenger has allowed video calling for sometime. But adding it to the mobile app brings another level of usefulness and places it in direct competition with Apple’s FaceTime, Skype, and others.
Back in March at the Facebook F8 conference, the company announced that Messenger will support other third-party apps like Gify, Bitmoji, and more.
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