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May 27, 2015
Facebook Video Messenger on the Rise
In April, Facebook rolled out its new video-calling feature - Facebook Video Messenger. Now Facebook is pushing the service globally, with the exception of only a few countries.
With near worldwide availability, could Facebook Video Messenger pose a real threat to Microsoft’s Skype, Apple’s FaceTime, Google’s Hangouts, and other top video chat apps?
Like the vid-chat apps of years past, Facebook introduced Video Messenger to provide its users with the ability to have face-to-face conversations with their contacts. The new service is simple. If you have a working smartphone with the Facebook Messenger app installed, video calls can be launched from an existing Messenger conversation by tapping the video icon on the top right corner of the app screen. The feature works across (and in between!) all major platforms – creating a marked departure from FaceTime and Hangouts, which enable vid-chat only between like platforms.
As the social media giant continues to make more moves to shake up the peer-to-peer messaging space, adding new features and functionality and with 600 million people already using Messenger, Facebook Video Messenger is poised to be a serious contender in the space.