Facebook Messenger is already a popular app for iOS and Android to check your timeline and chat with your buddies. The app has been made even better now. Developers have added two new features to Facebook app: Send free voice messages and make free VoIP calls. Until now, the app was able to send text messages, photos, and emoticons with text. But along with this, you can now send free voice messages and make VoIP calls to your Facebook buddies on your Android as well as iOS device.
The best part of voice messaging from Facebook is that you can send voice messages to any Facebook buddy, irrespective of whether they have this app installed or not. If they have this app installed, they can hear voice message directly in the app. And in case they don’t have the app, they can hear that on Facebook chat box once they login to it.
The VOIP calls feature is still being rolled out and is available in Canada only at time of writing of this article.
VoIP is not a new feature. There are many free VOIP calling apps already available (Viber and Skype being the popular ones). But having VOIP feature added to Facebook directly is definitely going to be a game changer. You would surely have more Facebook buddies then you would have friends with apps like Viber or Skype. So, I am really looking forward to international roll out of VOIP calling feature of Facebook messenger app.
Users of other countries: Right now tapping on “I” button lets you view the timeline, mobile number details, and the location on Google map of any of your Facebook buddy. It will start working as soon as the app developers enable the feature in your country.
How To Send Voice Messages From Facebook?
To send the voice message, select the Facebook friend to whom you want to send the voice message. Now, tap on plus (+) button at the left side of the message box. “Record voice” button will be there in the options bar. Tap on “record voice” button and the app will become ready to record the voice and send it as a voice message. Tap on the record button and keep holding the record button until you complete and let it go when you complete. Leave the rest on the app as it will automatically send the voice recorded.
- Tapping on Record voice option enables a recording button in the app.
- Tap and long hold the record button to start the recording and record the audio. When you are done with, leave the button and the recording will be automatically stopped.
- Third number shows the audio player containing the recorded voice with a play/pause button. The same audio player will be sent to the recipient you have selected.
Note: I tested this app on my Android phone and it worked well. The feature has been rolled out for iOS devices as well and it should work fine there too.
So, making VoIP calls and sending free voice messages to your Facebook buddies has become an easy task for smart devices having Facebook Messenger app installed.
Download the app from here. Or, scan the QR Code below and get the direct download link.
Check out related post by us on Facebook messenger apps for iPhone.