Facebook Messenger is getting an update for both iOS and Android starting today, one that will allow them to begin use Voice Messaging … of sorts.
This release allows Voice Messaging to be integrated into the conversation. This service is now not unlike the Voxer app, a sort of Walkie Talkie system, with its ability to record messages and send them to users in a chat room. Facebook’s version of this app appears now to be a smaller part of the larger chat window. According to The Next Web, if you don’t like what you’ve recorded, slide it off to cancel the message or let go to send it.
In Canada, Facebook app users are beginning to get VoIP, allowing you to call your friends using the internet, and is currently only going to to be available to users physically in Canada calling other Facebook users in Canada on the iPhone and perhaps later the Android. This functionality uses data instead of phone “minutes.”
Let’s see this one make it below that border and use a regular phone interface to call people outside Facebook.
Facebook continues their mission to make sure that any time you want to chat with a friend, it’s through them, says Slashgear. The newly updated Poke functionality in app form for mobile devices is a perfect example of this. Some SmartPhone users can even use a Wifi signal when their phone has been deactivated in order to use Facebook Messenger as a sort of text messaging system.
In the end, full functionality of Facebook’s services could end up making them your new phone service provider. Are you listening, Verizon?
What will Zuckerberg think of next?