Facebook Rolling Out Messenger VoIP to U.S. Users

Remember a couple weeks ago when Facebook started allowing we denizens of The Great White North to call each other for free through Messenger? Everyone else was limited to just leaving a voice message and recording. I appears that the tests have gone well enough that people are seeing the “Free call” button in the U.S. as well.

According to The Verge and other sources:

Apparently, the test went well — a new free calling button has appeared in the app. Facebook has confirmed to The Verge that the feature began rolling out to US users today, and requires no update through the App Store. To make a call to another Messenger for iPhone user, all you need to do is open a conversation with that person, tap the “i” button in the top-right corner, and tap Free Call.

Via: The Verge

To check if it’s working for you:

  1. Download Facebook Messenger from the App Store
  2. Tap on one of your contacts and then tap the little (i) in the corner
  3. If you see something like this:
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    It works!

If not, just hang tight. The rollout seems to take time and you contacts have to have the most recent version of Messenger for iOS installed.

Are you seeing Free Call yet? Let us know.

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