Facebook chooses Canada as test market for new feature to make free phone calls
TORONTO — Facebook has chosen Canadian users to be guinea pigs for a new mobile feature to make free phone calls.
Facebook’s new Messenger app for Apple mobile devices enables voice-over-Internet protocol phone calls, which use data instead of eating into the minutes in a mobile plan.
The new version of the app also allows users to send short voice clips to one another rather than typing out a message.
The app, which requires iOS 4.3 or higher, works on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.