Yesterday, Facebook announced the test launching of free voice calling from within their smartphone messenger app only on Apple's line of iOS devices. This is Facebook launching itself further into the smartphone world and embracing it more comfortably than they ever have before. Facebook is now along for the smartphone mobile ride with the addition of this new feature. Yes, free calling sounds great to all of us with a cellphone contract and pay as you go phone, but this new Facebook voice calling feature comes with strings attached.
First, consider that with the Facebook messenger voice calling feature it will not allow you to dial land lines or another smartphone. You can only call other Apple iOS device users that have the current version of the Facebook messenger app which must be the same version of yours.
Next, you can not use your smart phone carrier's network to make voice calls from with the Facebook messenger app. It will cost you minutes on your smartphones plan and data charges. You will have to remember each time to switch your phone into Wi-Fi only to make the call from within the app.
Also, it's not the quickest way to make a call to a person or business. You must first open the Facebook messenger app on your Apple iOS smartphone. Then tap the "i" icon, then tap make "free call" and last choose the friend or friend you want to call. This is Facebook's way of making the sharing process of information with friends and colleagues easier and faster.
Furthermore, it's best to keep in mind that this Facebook Messenger voice calling feature is still under testing within the United States and Canada. It will be updated and revamped before being officially released. Also, we do not know if Facebook will eventually charge for this feature or bring it to Android Smartphones or the World Wide Web. If Facebook continues like this, they will not need to make a Facebook smartphone. The current phones we have now may become a fully functional Facebook smartphone right before our eyes.