Facebook Rolls Out VoIP Calling To U.S. iPhone Messenger Users

Earlier this month, Facebook updated its iPhone Messenger App to be a little more than just a way for you to IM your Facebook friends, that is, if for some reason you prefer to do it in a standalone application rather than reading your messages through Facebook’s official app. The update brought the ability to share voice messages to Facebook users through the application, but in Canada, or the land of maple syrup as I like to call it, they were given the ability to make VoIP calls through Facebook Messenger.

It looks like the “test” was deemed enough of a success for Facebook to now allow for the U.S. version of Facebook Messenger to be given the ability to make VoIP calls to other Facebook users. Best of all, there’s no update necessary as it’ll just start work as soon as you deem someone lucky enough to hear the sound of your voice rather than just your words on a screen.

Facebook teamed up with Skype back in November of 2011 as the union made it possible to make calls through Skype right from the comfort of your Facebook profile. Today’s update makes it much easier to chat with someone as you can initiate a call straight from your iPhone.

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