Facebook are today set to activate voice calling and voice messaging on their Facebook Messenger app for iPhone.
Already available in a testing phase in the US and Canada, it now seems that Zuckerberg’s empire are ready to roll the features out to other territories. Technically still in testing, there may still be bugs with the app, with Facebook using this new roll-out opportunity to hunt down any remaining issues.
With the new features, Facebook Messenger can effectively be used as a replacement for standard 3G calling, providing the user is in range of a Wi-Fi network and their pals also use the app, much like Skype. Even if the recipient doesn’t have the app, leaving a voice message should allow them to pick it up later through the standard Facebook messaging system.
Available for free from iTunes, we’ll keep you posted if the features eventually roll out to the Android and BlackBerry versions of the app too.