Facebook Messenger adds voice messaging, VOIP tests in Canada

Facebook is really getting serious about messaging. It just released an update to its Facebook Messenger app that allows users to send voice messages back and forth, almost like walkie talkies or push to talk – and given the wide range of Facebook users, this is finally one voice messaging service that has some potential to really take off.

Here’s how it works: once you open a chat with a friend, or compose a new message, just hit the “+” button at the bottom of the screen. Select Record Voice, and then press and hold the red recording button to begin your message. Once you are finished, simply lift up, and your message will be sent. If you make a mistake, keep your finger on the screen, and slide it off of the button; simply release to cancel the recording.

Some Facebook users in Canada also have an added bonus: the company is currently testing VOIP calling, which may be the missing link that will finally complete Facebook’s Messenger app.

Google (and others), the ball is now in your court.

Download: Google Play

[Android Police]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.