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Bringing it to mobile could Messenger a serious competitor to i OS-only Face Time, clunky Skype, and less-ubiquitous Google Hangouts.
With 600 million Messenger users and 1.44 billion on Facebook, the new VOIP video feature has a massive built-in audience.
Mark Zuckerberg said on last week’s Facebook earnings call that Messenger already accounts for 10% of global mobile VOIP calls.
He believes free, high audio quality VOIP will displace traditional phone calling, and video calling could accelerate that.
When we started out we simply displayed a list of popular chat rooms with no registration requirement. As our traffic grew, we added chat rooms of our own. However, in addition to our British chatters we have a large number of visitors from the United States, Ireland, Australia and Canada. We understand that without visitors like you, our rooms would be empty.
At first, we had enough space for a couple of dozen users. You should not have any trouble getting into a free chat room since our main forums do not require any downloads. The demo I saw showed just a hint of pixelation and strong frame rate with 2 bars of LTE service in SF.It’s easy to switch to just VOIP audio, and Facebook will gracefully notify you if the connection weakens to where video won’t work.They will work on a desktop, a laptop or a mobile device such as a mobile phone or tablet. We have been around since 23 March 2000 and, with your help, we hope to be around long into the future. It’s all free on Facebook’s side, and users will only be charged for data use by their mobile operator, which they can avoid by using Wi-Fi.