The market for instant messaging applications is increasingly competitive. And to try to succeed in it, it is necessary to offer more and more options.
Facebook Messenger, the application for instant messaging of the popular social network, seems to have joined this trend and has just announced the arrival of video calls, which will allow us not only to talk to our friends through chat or voice, but also to establish video calls, the same way we do with Skype.
Video calls can now be made on Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger allows free video calls (sort of)
Like voice calls, which were already present on Facebook Messenger for some time, the video calling service is completely free. Of course, you have to be very clear about what this means that video calls are free. And is that Facebook does not charge us for its use, but our operator can establish a fee for excessive data consumption.
As with WhatsApp calls, if we don’t want the free thing to end up having a fairly expensive price, it is recommended that we always use it from a network Wifi.
At the moment, video calls are not available in Spain
If you are wanting to try this new Facebook Messenger video call service, we are sorry to say that you will have to wait a bit, at least if you read us from Spain. And is that at the moment the service is only available in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.
Anyway, from Facebook they have confirmed that they intend to go expanding the service to other countries, so that very soon we will be able to enjoy it.
Will video calls reach WhatsApp?
The fact that Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp belong to the same company, has led many to think that the convergence between the two could be closer than we think. And this implies that we could use WhatsApp to perform video calls soon. But at the moment, voice calls are not even available for all operating systems, so that day might not be in the short term.
You can go downloading Facebook Messenger to make sure you have it, when the video calls arrive in Spain. And if you have been able to try them from other countries, tell us about your experience, in a comment at the bottom of the page.