Facebook May Add Video Calling To Messenger App

News | Tuesday December 6 2011 12:25 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

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app. At that time, we wondered if it had anything to do with Apple launching
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claims that Facebook is planning to add more functionality to their Messenger iPhone app.
The company has just released a new beta for developers the Facebook Messenger Beta where it is active – albeit in a rudimentary way – support for video calls. Currently, as you can see from the images presented, the interface consists of standard elements using the “Answer” and “Decline” to answer or reject a video call.
After answering, you will see a box where you can see the other user and his face and down the “End Call” to end the call. At present the new function is not stable and may require additional testing before releasing a public update that enables video calls to Facebook Messenger.
This is not the first time, we’re hearing rumors of Facebook offering the video calling feature in their Messenger app. Back in July, developers had
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If Facebook releases the video chat feature, it is very likely to use Skype, as Facebook currently uses it for the Facebook video calling feature available on its website. The cross-platform compatibility of Skype’s video calling feature and over 600 million active users will be two significant advantages for Facebook over Apple ‘s Facetime feature.
What do you think about the possibility of video chat feature coming to Facebook Messenger? Let us know in the comments.

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