Facebook free VoIP voice calling feature to Home and its Android Messenger and iOS app is now available to all users in the U.S.
VoIP for Android, which was already available in 23 countries, now makes the total to 24 with its roll out to the United States.
You can now keep chatting even when you’re using other apps. To start a VoIP call in Messenger you click the “I” icon on someone’s profile and then tap “free call”.
While, in Facebook Home, you can start a call from a Chat Head by clicking the three dots beside a person’s name, opening the conversation in Messenger, and then follow the steps mentioned above.
Chat heads bring your messages and texts front and center (available to everyone soon).
- Keep chatting, even while you’re using other apps
- Tap a chat head to reply, drag them around or flick them down to close
- Get your SMS and Facebook messages together — currently only available on some phones
Bring conversations to life.
- Send voice messages when you have more to say
- Add a photo to share what you’re up to
- Have fun with smileys and other emoji
Make plans on the go.
- Message a friend or start a group conversation
- Include your location to let friends know you’re nearby
- Swipe left to see who’s available
- Get push notifications
You can download the app from Google Play store.