Facebook Messenger is taking on FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangout+ READ ARTICLE
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.