Video calling feature in Facebook app for iOS revealed

by Zaib Ali on December 5, 2011

Italian iPhone blog iPhoneItalia has posted images showing the hidden video calling feature of Facebook’s official app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This feature is not available yet for use but expect it to get this option in the future. Facebook released video calling for desktop users this year, and it was obvious that it will bring similar functionality for mobile users too. Now that it is confirmed that we will get Facebook video calling in iOS, the question is when.

Blog 9to5Mac pointed to same feature a few months ago when they revealed this very feature in the app’s code. Facebook uses Microsoft’s Skype service on its website to allow users to video chat with their friends, and this might be the case for mobile devices too when this feature becomes available.

Facebook video chat on iOS is key, although Facetime allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to video chat with each other Facetime is iOS only whereas Facebook will work on many platforms. The only concern for Facebook should be that they have to be able to do it rightly. Right now no other video calling service works as smooth on iOS devices than Apple’s own Facetime, and if Facebook is able to get it rightly then that would be a really nice.

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