By Sam Frizell
April 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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