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Facebook is gearing up to launch a new enhancement for its messenger app which allows users to make free voice calls to their friends. The feature which was only available to Canada iPhone users will eventually be offered to all Facebook Messenger account holders in a days to come and will offer users to make voice calls through internet, also known as VoIP calls to any Facebook friend.
Tech experts opine, that the new feature is coming at a time when Facebook has rolled out a new feature to record and send voice-mails to friends through the messenger app. The working of this feature is similar to that of the video messaging in its Poke's app, where the users can convey their messaged by a click of a red record button.
At the same time, TechCrunch noted that the app will offer messaging while driving, to recording the sound of waves on a beach to send friends.
Facebook is using Canada to test its new app which has a mobile trend similar to that of the US. The new app can be used by clicking the ‘icon - i' on the top right of a conversation where users can find a ‘free call button' which enables users to connect with their friends.
Facebook is providing this service to its users for free other than the data usage on the mobile phones plans. According to the reports from The Daily Mail, this move by the Social Networking giant is an attempt to replace the default calling function on mobile phones.
"Experts are saying it represents an attempt by the world's largest social network to dominate the social world by taking on the default calling function in mobile phones, " said the report. Adding, "despite Facebook's previous brief partnership with Skype, the new service is not based on that technology but has instead been built on open-source software."