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Merely a week after flipping the switch on audio calling in the popular WhatsApp service, Facebook today started rolling out video calling to its Messenger app on iOS and across other mobile platforms.

As you know, Messenger already offers people the ability to make voice calls to friends around the world. By enabling cross-platform video calling across the ubiquitous messaging service, which commands 600 million users, the firm has enabled users to engage in face-to-face conversations with their friends and the people they care about, regardless of the platform of their choice.

Video calling in Messenger is “fast, reliable and high quality,” noted Facebook. It’s available via a dedicated phone icon in the upper right, as show on the screenshot below.

“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,” said the Menlo Park, California headquartered firm.

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Not only can you place video calls to other Messenger users on the iPhone and iPad, but also to those who use Android, making cross-platform video chats a reality.

Show further below: the in-call screen.

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Video calling is launching today, April 27, for Facebook Messenger users on iOS and Android in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.

Check out the promotional video below.

“We’ll be rolling out to other regions and locales over the coming months,” said the firm.

Grab Facebook Messenger free in the App Store.

Source: Facebook

  • Scrim

    Whatsapp Video calling incoming in 3….2….delayed until Q2 2017……1

    • still waiting for quick reply tho

      • Ali

        In my opinion, Apple’s way or allowing QR for other apps isn’t good. Like if I want to quickly reply for Viber, it’ll still make me unlock my device and then allow me to reply, unlike Default message or iMessage, unless I am missing a step or something?

      • Michele Ruzic

        you dont have quick reply for 3rd party apps. I think that apple will add this feature in iOS 9 (same thing was with touchid on iOS 7), they have to test it on their own application 1st

    • Virus

      Haha did takes them months just to update the screen size for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus

  • Waleed

    Can someone reply here if they can already see the video calling option in messenger ?
    And whats your country?
    I can’t see here in Pakistan.
    Any trick to change the region.?

    • Diego

      I have USA account but I’m in Brazil, I change my location with a tweak and still can’t update.
      Don’t know what to do yet.

  • Michele Ruzic

    thanks

  • Michele Ruzic

    WOW, now we have Viber, tango, Skype, google hangouts, messenger & facetime, actually facetime will be dead soon if apple doesnt decide to add android & windows support. at this point I dont even remeber when I used facetime last time

  • Diego

    This I already know, what I wanna know is how update the app when I’m in no in that regions. Faking location or something else with jailbreak iPhone.

  • kings121

    is there any jailbreak tweak to enable video chat in facebook app?