Facebook look set to expand their mobile offering in a big way – at least for iPhone users.
Starting to appear now in the US after apparently successful trials in Canada is an option from within Messenger to place a free voice call to your chosen contact.
When viewing a conversation there will be an i icon in the top right hand corner, select this and a button will appear with the option for a free call, select this and hey presto! free voice calling.
The calls can only be made via Wi-Fi and therefore you won’t be able to totally ditch your call plans however if and when this facility comes to us here in the UK it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect major mass market appeal.
There is no word from Facebook regarding an Android or Windows Phone version but as soon as we have word rest assured we will bring it straight to you.