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there’s are 20 different ways we can take it.” Perhaps the most glaring omission for now is that mobile Messenger users can’t video call with desktop Facebook users, but Chudnovsky says that should be patched relatively soon.
He believes free, high audio quality VOIP will displace traditional phone calling, and video calling could accelerate that.
It’s all free on Facebook’s side, and users will only be charged for data use by their mobile operator, which they can avoid by using Wi-Fi.
One smart thing Messenger allows is for one person to turn off their video feed to make the other person’s high quality.
“Group video calling is definitely a use case that a lot of our people might be interested in at some point…[and] it would be a big deal if the whole [shakes hand to simulate lack of video stabilization] thing goes away.” Those could help Messenger compete with Google’s Hangouts, which is filled with bells and whistles.
A big question raised by the launch is whether this could pave the way for Facebook to enter the mobile livestreaming market, where Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope are making waves.The demo I saw showed just a hint of pixelation and strong frame rate with 2 bars of LTE service in SF.