Android’s Facebook Messenger App Gets VoIP Calling

Facebook’s war against the calling feature of mobile phones continues. TechCrunch reported Thursday that the Android Messenger application is getting an update with the ability to call friends using voice over Internet protocol. This will roll out gradually to U.S. users, so Facebook Messenger on Android users may not have it immediately. People with Facebook Home can also use VoIP to call friends, without eating into their minutes.

To call someone using VoIP technology within the Android Messenger app, tap the info icon at the top-right corner of the screen, then tap “free call.” For Home, users can start a call within a Chat Head by tapping the three dots next to the person’s name, opening the conversation in Messenger, then tapping info and then “free call.”

Readers: Do you see this on your Messenger apps?

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