Facebook makes a move to in the mobile space in the continuing battle to gain share of the messaging services on the phone, adds voice messenger capabilities. Facebook is seeking to own the communication lines as its best path to growth.
The company will launch an update to its Messenger app for iOS and Android on Thursday afternoon, allowing users to send short voice messages to one another inside of the application, up to a minute in length.
Adding voice messenger is a key move since this will bring Messenger up to par with Apple’s iMessage service (which lets users send voice messages via the voice memo app), and BlackBerry Messenger, while giving it a leg up on basic SMS.
Also it is key to note that as of today Canadian users on iOS can start using Messenger to make VOIP calls inside the app. So based on a successful test, looks like Facebook Calling will be next to launch in U.S.