On Thursday, the Facebook Messenger app for iPhone has just received an update to version 2.1 and will start rolling out a new “push to talk” feature.
According to Facebook, the “push to talk” free calling function is currently enabled only for Facebook Messenger users in Canada.
Here is how the Facebook Messenger app update appears on my iPad Mini. Of course the app remains strictly for the iPhone for now.
Free calling in Facebook Messenger means that the app would rival apps such as Viber and even Skype. However, note that so far there is no word from Facebook headquarters for video calling in their Messenger app.