Facebook’s mobile app for iOS has been updated with several new features today, including placing free calls over data.
Facebook’s less-popular Messenger app for iOS previously got free voice calling, but now it looks like it wants all of its members to call their friends through the main FB app as well. As long as you have an active Wi-Fi or data connection, you’ll be able to place a call through Facebook with the ease of an app like Skype or Vonage. Calls only work in the U.S. and Canada so far.
On top of free calling, the application has also improved buttons to like, comment, and share posts.
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