We can’t stop imagining Mark Zuckerberg in a dark room with a gigantic map spread out as he makes his plans for Facebook’s world domination. The next logical step in that plan has just been revealed: Facebook Messenger is to include support for free video calls. The feature has already been rolled out in some 20 countries via the official client.
This functionality will add a new button to start a video call in any conversation, on top of the existing audio call option and the chat itself, which was recently plumped up with the inclusion of a new array of Messenger apps that greatly expand its possibilities. This is the cherry on top after other advances such as the arrival of the web version of Messenger (and its unofficial desktop client, while we’re at it).
According to the official statement, voice calls are now available in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay. Over the next few months it will arrive to other countries that have not yet been specified.