Facebook also unveiled a platform that enables developers to easily create apps that function within Messenger.'Adding (video calling) to Messenger instead of the main Facebook app maybe ties in to Messenger's mission where it's a real core person-to-person app,' said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner Inc, a U. Video calling in Messenger is launching today for people on i OS and Android in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay.
The Vogue app will also feature a Testino shoot with Emma Watson and a behind-the-scenes video shot by the photographer's team, showing him chatting with the Harry Potter actress in Paris.
Users can still send and receive messages on Facebook and it is not known yet whether this will be removed in due course.
Jack Kent, principal mobile analyst at IHS Technology told Mail Online that by splitting Facebook services, it reduces the different ways in which the site has to handle messages in its standard app and site.
At Facebook's annual developer conference in March, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerburg said the social network would introduce myriad features within Messenger.
For example, users can also send money to friends within the app. This is the latest feature released for Messenger, following the ability to send money to friends, the launch of Messenger Platform and the introduction of Businesses on Messenger, which Facebook says is coming soon.