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Facebook tests free VoIP calls on Messenger app

Friday 4 January 2013 | 09:26 CET | News
iPhone users in Canada can now use Facebook to make voice calls. The company is testing the ability to make VoIP calls there using its Messenger app, Cnet reports. Those in Canada can start a call with a contact by tapping the "i" button in the top right corner and hit "Free Call." Users will have to update the app to use the feature, and the voice call uses existing data plans. The VoIP test comes with a global update of the Messenger app for iOS and Android that adds a voice recording feature. Users can record a short message and send this to messenger contacts.

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