Facebook also unveiled a platform that enables developers to easily create apps that function within Messenger.'Adding (video calling) to Messenger instead of the main Facebook app maybe ties in to Messenger's mission where it's a real core person-to-person app,' said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner Inc, a U. Video calling in Messenger is launching today for people on i OS and Android in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay.
Facebook has launched (pictured) - a standalone site that lets people chat to their Facebook contacts, start group conversations and send photos in the same way they can on the app.
Messenger was also upgraded to let users share photos, audio and videos and make calls (left).
And Messenger can now be used for making payments to friends (right)Elsewhere, the Messenger team is working with partners including ESPN and the Bad Robot film production company owned by Hollywood director J. Abrams to release applications that work on the Messenger platform.
At Facebook's annual developer conference in March, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerburg said the social network would introduce myriad features within Messenger.
For example, users can also send money to friends within the app. This is the latest feature released for Messenger, following the ability to send money to friends, the launch of Messenger Platform and the introduction of Businesses on Messenger, which Facebook says is coming soon.
In fact, lots of teachers assign projects for students to work on as a team using collaborative tools such as Google Docs, Collaborize Classroom, and Edmodo.