Beacon Transcript – The new update of the Windows 10 Facebook app will allow its users to make video and voice calls in an as yet limited Windows-only release.
The new features, which have long since been expected and hoped for by the app users function in a similar manner to the Messenger Android or iOS app versions.
The Facebook Windows users will now be able to surpass the basic messenger functions the likes of sending messages, picture, and stickers, they will now also be able to make voice and video calls.
The new option will feature a phone icon, located on the top right most corner of a chat screen, which will the user to call the respective contact if he or she is active at the respective moment.
What will make this feature unique is the fact that the user will no longer have to depend or rely on the Facebook and Messenger websites so as to make such calls, as the Facebook app alone will offer this option.
While it is true that the Windows app still has some faults, as the user is blocked from sending a message when receiving an incoming call, and can’t set a reminder during such actions, there are solutions to such issues.
If someone is trying to contact the user, a notification will appear on the desktop, and in case the user’s call will be rejected or missed, he or she will have the option of leaving a voice message.
The new app features are released quite shortly after another unique Windows Facebook app feature. The respective update, which currently targets only Windows 10 Facebook users, allows for the recording and sharing of Live broadcasts directly from the tablet or desktop.
This means that the Windows 10 holders can rely on their devices’ video, and not have to use the Facebook Live feature in order to share and broadcast Live videos.
The “Go Live” feature places the live streaming icon beside the existing update status box, alongside the emoji and image sharing options.
Facebook has yet to announce if it will be introducing this new feature to the Android or iOS app versions. Also, as the update is still being released, not all Windows 10 user will concomitantly receive the option.
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