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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!

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

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

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

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  4. Would love to see it in Europe.

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  5. Funny, the phones in the photo are android

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