22 September 2021
Facebook is reportedly getting ready to bring back voice and video calling abilities to its main app. It was in 2014 when it decided to split the main social networking app and Messenger app. As per Bloomberg, it is now working on updating the main Facebook app with support for making voice and video calls.
This new change will start off as part of small testing with randomly selected users. These users will be selected from around the world including the United States. The main aim of the test is to reduce the need of switching between two applications whenever someone wants to get in touch with their family and friends.
It should be noted that this move from Facebook is not exactly surprising. The team has already revealed its plans to offer a deeper integration across all of its different social media and messaging platforms. These include Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp which are some of the most widely used communication platforms around the world.
This is the reason it even integrated Instagram DMs and Messenger conversations last year. The idea was again to avoid the need for switching between apps to initiate or take part in a conversation. It wants users to be able to get started with chats right from whatever app they are currently on.