The Facebook app for iPhone now gives you free VOIP calling in the US and Canada. This is a feature that the Facebook Messenger app introduced recently. Now it’s available for the main app.
VOIP calling means voice over IP. In English, that means making phone calls on your iPhone (through the Facebook app–not with your actual phone number) to other Facebook friends with the same application. This works over your data network or internet connection.
Here is a rundown of the new features:
What’s New in Version 5.5
New button design makes it easy to like, comment and share posts in News Feed.
• 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.