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Facebook Messenger/fone enables voice chat between Facebook buddies

By: , IntoMobile
Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Facebook Messenger is a new iOS app that makes it easy to stay in touch with your e-buddies. Touted as the “ultimate Voice Chat app,” it allows users to call their Facebook friends for free… and do few other things as well.

In addition to supporting standard chat and VoIP calls, Facebook Messenger also enables picture messaging, and comes with other handy features such as the ability to browse message history, view a friend’s wall (without leaving the app), use emoticons, receive instant replies with push notifications and setup sound notifications. Multi-tasking is also supported, so you can switch between the apps while waiting for reply to your message.

The way I see it, Facebook Messenger is a neat app for heavy Facebook users who want to include voice to their cyber-schmoozing activities. Facebook’s own iOS app works perfectly for me, and I can’t imagine installing similar app to get my daily dose of social network fix. What do you think?

UPDATE: The application is now called fone and it now also allows users to call their Facebook buddies.

Facebook Messenger/fone ($1.99) [iTunes link]
fone free (ad-supported) [iTunes link]

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Dusan has been using smartphones since their introduction and is now following the latest trends in the industry. The "convergence" is what he's most excited about, and writing about it is the next logical thing to do. He thinks that using a smartphone is what everyone who cares about their time should do. In addition to his interests in mobile phones, Dusan also loves to experiment with the latest web and mobile 2.0 services. The idea of accessing and managing your information from any device no matter where you are simply amazes him. Whether it's an online to-do list, note taking service or a video sharing social network, he's there to try it out. He admits though, he's still searching for the ultimate web-based organizational tool, which "sings" perfectly with the mobile PIM application. Dusan used to run Symbian Watch which later became part of IntoMobile. He lives in Serbia, South-East Europe, from where he edits the site on a daily basis.