Facebook is trying to become one stop services for people’s communication. Facebook is adding video-calling to its Messenger app, the company said on Monday. Facebook Video Call Messenger users can start a video-call with Facebook friends by tapping the video icon in a conversation within the app. The new service is a direct challenge to Microsoft’s Skype, Google’s Hangouts, and Apple’s FaceTime, among others.
According to Fortune.com “Facebook Video Call will expand Messenger’s real-time communication features, enabling the more than 600 million people who use Messenger every month to reach others wherever they are, from anywhere,” Stan Chudnovsky, Messenger’s head of product, and Param Reddy, an engineering manager.
For now, Facebook Video Call feature is available on iOS and Android in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay, with plans to add more countries soon.