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Facebook Adds Instant Video To Messenger

Facebook Adds Instant Video To Messenger

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) added instant video to its Messenger, enabling users to share, chat, debate and discuss with those near and dear. The company indicated that it would offer the tools to personalize user conversations irrespective of whom the user is talking to.

Facebook said that instant video would bring the conversations to life in the most authentic way, i.e., instantly and flawlessly. The key factor is that it will allow users to share quick moments with friends who might not physically be together. Alternatively, instant video makes the conversations rich by seeing face-to-face while messaging.

The social media firm's statement read, "Sometimes you want to ask a friend's opinion on a pair of shoes you want to buy, weigh in on what ice cream flavor they should bring home, or just want to see your BFF's reaction to your witty message when you're in a place where you can't actually talk live."

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Facebook pointed out that users on both ends should have the latest version of Messenger for either Android or iOS. The user can then tap on the video icon in the top right corner to commence sharing real-time video. The company indicated that audio is off by default. However, the social media firm indicated that audio can be turned on if the user opts for it.

In the pre-market trading on Friday, the stock gained $0.15, or 0.12 percent, to $126.32.

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