Facebook has begun rolling out a feature to its Messenger app letting users call each other over cellular data or WiFi. The feature was initially limited to Canadian iOS accounts but is now being opened to all U.S. accounts, The Verge was the first to notice the update and confirm with Facebook.
The Verge reports that Facebook Messenger iPhone app added a new free calling button for US users. It’s an initiative the company beta tested in Canada earlier this month, saying at the time that a US rollout was coming soon.
Today Facebook confirmed the call feature that has been released for its iPhone app in the US, and did not provide any additional information on the new feature and if it was planning to expand onto other mobile operating systems (Blackberry, Android) and what countries would be offered this feature.
How to use the app?
Open the Facebook Messenger app to access voice calling, open a chat with a friend and then click on the “i” button located at the top right corner. If this feature has been activated on your account there should be a “Free Call” button. Currently Facebook is rolling out these features for the next several days to all users so if you can’t use it yet stay tuned!
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