Facebook free calling feature now available on iOS, initially for US users
Facebook adds VoIP supports for iOS device through which users can call their friends for free right by using Facebook Messenger. The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service uses Wi-Fi or a cellular network to make the calling possible. Now users can just call their friends rather than typing long messages on a touch screen, which is a pain for a large number of people.
Facebook added a new ‘Free Call’ button for connecting a call right from the Messenger app. Users can use the new free calling feature by tapping on the ‘i’ button which is present on the top-right corner of the conversation screen and after that just by tapping on the ‘Free Call’ connects a call and notifies the person at the other side.
Obviously the new feature adds an ability to call the friends on the social networking site even without spending the calling minutes or value with the network provider. But on the other side, the feature consumes data connection so make sure that you are using an unlimited plan otherwise your balance will become nil after minutes of calling.
According to a recent report by The Verge, the feature is now up for all the Canada based iOS devices and within a small period of time, the feature is going to be available for US users as well. For other regions, of course users have to maintain their patience as the free calling feature will be available in the near future. But on the other side, we assume that the free calling feature integrated with Facebook Messenger might take more time for some regions as it required a stable data connection which is still not present in several regions.
The new Free calling feature does not requires any updating process, however, Facebook recently updated the Messenger app for iOS version with few bug fixes and adds a feature as archive a conversation again by right swipe. To download Facebook Messenger app, visit Apple App Store.