Facebook, the largest social network in the world with over 1 billion active users, has decided that they want to get into the VoIP business. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and it is a technology for making telephone calls over the Internet.
Through an update to their main iOS app, Facebook has added free VoIP calling to users in both the United States and Canada. Back in January, Facebook had Beta tested this feature in their Messenger iOS app. Apparently, they were pleased with its results.
How it works is pretty straight forward. First, both parties must install this newest version of Facebook. After that, voice calling within the Facebook app can be accessed by selecting a friend’s name in the chat menu and then tapping on the info button, which reveals the option to make a free call. Voice calls using the updated app uses the users existing data plan and may incur data usage fees from their carrier.
In addition to the new VoIP feature, they have also added redesigned buttons that make it easier to like, share and comment from within the 'News Feed'.