Facebook allowed users on Friday to make free calls to friends at the
leading social network using its application tailored for iPhones or
An updated Facebook "app" for the popular Apple mobile devices
shows when friends are online and then gives the option of ringing them
up by tapping an icon on the screen. The feature is right now limited to users in US and Canada only.
Calls are routed over the
Internet using telecom service data plans or connections to Wi-Fi
hotspots. Facebook introduced a version of the feature earlier this year
in its messenger program.
Upgrades in the Facebook 5.5 app
included a button designed to make it easier to "like" online content
and post comments at the social network.
What's new in Facebook for iOS version 5.5
New button design makes it easy to like, comment and share posts in News Feed.With inputs from AFP
• Improved buttons to like, comment and share posts
• Share button to re-post stories from your News Feed now available in all languages
• Call friends for free right from Facebook (US and Canada) *
* Free calling uses your existing data plan.