You Can Make Video Calls in Facebook's Mobile App Now

Apr 27, 2015

Facebook is adding video calling to its Messenger app starting Monday, allowing users to chat with their friends via a button in the app.

The feature, which already exists on desktop, allows video chats over both LTE and Wi-Fi and will compete with Google Hangouts, Microsoft's Skype, and Apple's FaceTime.

Messenger has more than 600 million monthly active users who are making 10% of all internet-based phone calls and video calling should help it build momentum.

According to Messenger's head of product, Stan Chudnovsky, developers aimed to make video work well even on low-bandwidth cell networks.

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