Facebook is rolling out an update for its Messenger app, which will see it go up against the likes of Skype, Facetime, and Google Hangouts. It will soon be possible to make video calls through the app.
It is possible to make a video call from an existing Messenger conversation. Facebook said that it’s integrating the two tools because “It’s not polite to call someone out of the blue anymore.” To actually make a call, simply tap the video icon in the top-right hand corner of the screen.
The feature is rolling out to Messenger users in the UK as well as most of Europe and the US. It will be made available to other regions “in the coming months.” The feature is available on Android and iOS and is cross-platform compatible. So even if you don’t see eye-to-eye with a friend over their operating system choice, you will still be able to video call them.
You can see how Facebook Messenger’s video calls feature works in the video below.
In Short: Facebook’s latest update to its Messenger app adds the ability to make and receive video calls. The feature is available on Android and iOS.