Facebook seems pretty keen on giving Skype, Viber and other VoIP services a run for their money by pushing the free calling service on its Messenger app to more countries. The Next Web reports that the social network is quietly rolling out VoIP to Facebook Messenger for Android in the UK.
The addition to the Android version of the app comes days after the iOS Messenger app was updated in the UK with the VoIP feature. Just like in the US and Canada, users in the UK can place free calls to Facebook friends using the Messenger app on iOS devices. The feature on Android was first released in Canada.
A new option now shows up next to the photo and camera buttons on users’ Messenger profiles. To place a call, you must select the person you wish to talk to and click on the “i” button on their profile to make this option show up.