New Facebook Update, Instant Video on Messenger

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How many Facebook messages do we send everyday via Messenger?

According to statistics we are now sending over 20 BILLION every 24 hours! We just love texting, messaging, tagging, Snap-chatting and Face-Timing!  The options are endless and taking it to a new level Facebook made their latest announcement that we can now Live chat via Messenger:

Facebook Live Instant Messenger

Image credit to Facebook News

What’s cool about it?  Well, if you are ‘chatting’ via instant messenger and you’re in a good wifi zone then you can convert your messenger text conversation into a live video chat! Very similar to a Snapchat feature, it’s useful if you don’t want to make a full FaceTime chat but want to share a ‘moment’ like; “hey do you mean you’d like this jumper for your birthday?” and you can instantly show it live to your friend!

Announced by Facebook’s Messenger Chief David Marcus it’s an exciting and strategic move, creating new features constantly improving and facing competitors directly.  David’s message is this regarding the introduction of Instant Video on Messenger:

David Marcus FacebookYou can now start streaming video without sound to anyone you’re sharing a live conversation with. This new mode of communication will make sharing spontaneous moments easier than ever before. So whether the person you’re chatting with is in a meeting, on a bus, or any environment that doesn’t allow for a full on video chat, she can see you and continue typing to interact with you.

We hope you’ll love this new way of connecting and sharing with the people, who are important to you. This new capability is going live today to both Android and iOS (both participants need the latest version). Give it a try, and as always, let us know how we can make it even better for you!

What are your thoughts on this new feature?  Have you used it and did it meat your expectations?  Let me know in the comments box below!




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