The Messenger app will get a new button that will allow Facebook friends to call each other over a Wi-Fi or data connection. The update will roll out automatically starting Wednesday.

Facebook Messenger

Starting Wednesday users can now use Facebook to make a voice call to another Facebook user. Facebook is soon rolling out an update to its Messenger iOS app with the service, which is free and will work over Wi-Fi or a data connection when it becomes available in the U.S.

Making a call via Facebook Messenger

The Verge noticed the new button first, and Facebook confirmed the service would roll out starting Wednesday. The Messenger app will get a new button that will make calls. It’s voice-only, however; this is not (yet) a service in direct competition with Apple’s own FaceTime app for iPhones and iPads.

Facebook began testing the service in Canada a few weeks ago. Users do not need to update the app; the new feature will show up automatically.

  1. Reblogged this on proAM#1 and commented:
    wow.. my niece is going to be ecstatic, but me not so much!

    1. Actually, now that I think about it, she doesn’t use the phone anymore for calls.. primarily texting-so maybe not!

  2. Reblogged this on Blab It Canada and commented:
    Hopefully this feature will be offered outside the US in the near future!

  3. flightsimulatorvatsim Thursday, January 17, 2013

    I will it workld be available in europe, this will be very comfortable…

  4. flightsimulatorvatsim Thursday, January 17, 2013

    Would love to see it in Europe.

  5. Funny, the phones in the photo are android

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