Bottom line It seems that a traditional voice call is becoming a thing of the past, and as a pillar in the technological trendsetting game, Facebook is keeping up with the latest and greatest.While the quality video quality wasn’t perfect, the overall video calling experience was enjoyable.
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Facebook will adjust the quality of the call according to the Internet or data strength.
If need be, users can choose to momentarily switch to only audio while the Internet connection grows stronger, and in the event that it suddenly goes down, Facebook will notify the user that their video call will resume once the connection returns.
As time progressed, Facebook developed a voice calling service for its users.
And then last week the company launched its new video chat feature for the Messenger app, combating other video chat options like Skype, Google Hangouts and Face Time (for i OS users), that seem to be gaining in popularity.
Hopefully, improvements will be made to enhance the quality all around.
Even though being able to video chat to family and friends through Facebook is nice, users should also be skeptical of the feature in terms of privacy.
While it does allow you to switch the camera view to the front and back of your device, mute yourself and turn off the video aspect of the call, it doesn’t provide any of the more advanced features, such as group video calling.
That said, for a free video chat option the features are pretty standard.
Here’s the breakdown: Price Making a video call through Facebook is a free feature for its users.