Ever wished you could call your Facebook contacts for free from within the app rather than send instant messages? Facebook Messenger is a new app by CrispApp that promises exactly that from iPhones or iPod Touch devices to the web.
Voice chat is something notably absent from Facebook and Facebook Messenger fills the void with a simple $2.99 app from the Apple AppStore. Once installed, when you start chatting on your mobile device, you’ll also be offered the option to call the person you’re chatting with:
If your chat contact is using Facebook on their computer on the web, they will receive a link asking them to accept your call which will transfer them to a separate web page to conduct the call. As long as you have a microphone and speaker, it doesn’t matter whether you are using a PC or Mac.
Its encouraging that Facebook have opened up their API to allow third-party applications to enable voice calling within it and Facebook Messenger will definitely have Skype watching with interest, To see Facebook Messenger in action, check out the demonstration video.