Facebook is slowly and steadily enhancing its Messenger, last month the company announced the video-calling feature for the app, which was limited to select markets only. The feature is now available worldwide, the announcement was made via Facebook post by David Marcus, Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook.
Marcus said in his post, “We’re happy to share we’ve now rolled out the capability globally, with the exception of a few countries we’re still working on improving quality for,”. However, the post didn’t disclose the names of the countries that are receiving the feature.
The app has over 600 million users worldwide, and after the update (for iOS and Android), users will be able to video chat with their friends and families within the messenger. The video-calling icon will appear at the top right corner of the chat interface. Barely a month ago, in April, Facebook rolled out the video-calling update to 18 countries, that were, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.
This latest update brings Facebook in the race with other platforms such as Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts, all of the three provide the video-calling feature. Facebook is working hard on its Messenger in order to make it the most preferred choice among the users, recently it was also rumored to be working on integrating games into the app. In the future we might see it adding more features within the app.