The social network reports users made 1 million video calls in 2 days. Image: Mashable/Will Fenstermaker It’s been just over a week sinceFacebookrolled out video chat for Messenger, and things already look promising for the app’s newest feature. According to the company, Messenger users made over 1 million video calls during those first two days after launch.
According to the company, Messenger users made over 1 million video calls during those first two days after launch. Video calling is currently available in 18 markets, including the UK, France, Greece, Mexico, Portugal and the United States, with more markets coming over the next few months. (Fingers crossed for Mashable readers Down Under.)
That’s a solid start in spite of the feature’s limited worldwide availability — a fact somewhat mitigated by Messenger’s sprawling active user base of 600 million.
The news also follows the success of voice calling, which Facebook introduced to Messenger in April of last year and now accounts for 10% of all VoIP calls worldwide, according to the social network. More recently, Facebook also rolled out the feature to WhatsApp earlier this year. Read more…