Facebook Messenger Now Offers Voice Calling In India

The voice-calling service of the Facebook would now be available in India along with other nations, The company quietly updated the Messenger service over the weekend to bring the added feature, which was first introduced in the US and Canada in January last year.

Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS will let users call their Facebook contacts for free, using either mobile data or Wi-Fi, similar to other VoIP services.

Within the Facebook Messenger Android app, users can initiate a voice call by selecting a friend, tapping the menu option, and selecting the “Free Call” option. In the iOS app, users can initiate a voice call by selecting a friend from their conversation list and tapping the “i” icon in the upper right hand corner, which reveals a “Call” option.

But the users won’t receive a normal phone call. They’ll receive a push notification on their screens with the caller’s name. Also, users can only connect with a conversation partner who also has Facebook Messenger for Android installed on their phone.

Users cannot ring up a Facebook friend who is logged in through the website, and mobile or land-line numbers cannot be dialed.

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