Facebook has announced the addition of video calling to Messenger as the company looks to take on Skype and FaceTime.
The updated Messenger app will allow you to call anyone by simply tapping the video icon.
Reads the Facebook statement:
Today, we're introducing video calling in Messenger. Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends and the people you care about, via Messenger.
You can quickly start a video call from any conversation with just one tap. If you're messaging with someone and realize that words just aren't enough, you can simply choose the video icon in the top right corner of the screen and start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation.
Voice Calling has already been standard through Messenger for some time, if you prefer to not see the person on the other line.
Video calling in Messenger is available today for 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.