Tech update; Facebook to bring voice and video calling to the main app

The social media giant Facebook is letting some users make voice and video calls within its main app on a trial basis. By this Facebook believes that it will be easier to place calls without opening its standalone Messenger app.

Facebook dragged out Messenger from its main app years ago, meaning users would have to download a separate app in order to send messages and make calls.

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Facebook has been trying to tie together messaging across its suite of apps and first enabled it between Instagram and Messenger last September. The move enabled users of each service to find, message, and hold video calls with contacts on the other without needing to download both apps.

However, a Facebook spokesperson said that for a full-featured messaging, audio, and video call experience, people should continue using Messenger. It plans to eventually integrate WhatsApp into the mix.