Facebook has been implementing the ideas of popular applications to its suite of apps, even going as far as to create its own Facebook Poke app that is pretty much its own version of Snapchat. Today’s update to its Facebook Messenger app is no different as the update rolling out to its iOS and Android application will make it possible for Facebook users to leave short voice messages to one another, similar to what Voxer and HeyTell do.
In addition, Facebook is allowing its Canadian users to make VoIP calls to one another through its Messenger application for free as long as they’re connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection, which means pretty much anywhere. The VoIP calls feature is currently only being tested in Canada, but could be rolled out to more countries if it proves to be successful.
There’s no doubt both features are steps in the right direction for allowing Facebook users communicate the way they want to, especially if they’re unable to write back wherever they are. We’re just hoping they prove more successful than Facebook Poke as we still can’t see a viable reason for anyone to want to send self-destructive messages that doesn’t involve extreme naughtiness.
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