Facebook Messenger video calling 003

Facebook confirmed today that free video calling in its mobile Messenger application has begun rolling out to all users worldwide. The feature launched in select markets on April 27, 2015.

“Quick update on video calling in Messenger: we’re happy to share we’ve now rolled out the capability globally, with the exception of a few countries we’re still working on improving quality for,” David Marcus, Messaging at Facebook, wrote in a post on Facebook this morning.

High quality video calling is available in the mobile Messenger app via a dedicated phone icon in the upper right corner of the chat interface, allowing you to easily start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation.

Video calling is cross-platform so Apple users are permitted to engage in face-to-face conversations with their Android friends, and vice versa.

Last week, Facebook partnered with select publishers and media outlets on fast-loading, iPhone-exclusive Instant Articles in the main mobile client.

Source: Facebook

  • Michael Bemelmans

    I will definitely not use this. I rather use Facetime than Facebook listening to all my conversations and using it for one and other…

    • James G

      What makes you think Facebook is listening to all of your face-to-face conversations? But Apple is not?

      • Michael Bemelmans

        I know Apple is probably doing the same thing but the difference in my opinion is the fact that Facebook has such a bad name in my point of view and Apple doesn’t.

      • George

        So does everyone you know have a facetime or even likes using it?

      • Michael Bemelmans

        In fact, they do. Even the android fans among them have an iOS device just for these two of use skype “alternative”.

      • mobilemann

        Don’t worry about @George, he’s a well known apple troll that continually spouts incorrect information about iDevices.

  • Nathan

    I still prefer Skype or FaceTime. Facebook is trying way too hard honestly.

  • Mark Tesch

    This will be killer once they start supporting group video calls.