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The Messenger team has done extensive work to try to crunch the data needed for video calling as small as possible.When I asked how Messenger compares to Skype or Hangouts’ data usage, Chudnovsky wouldn’t be specific but said “We’ve been doing a lot of benchmarking and we’re very happy.“We’re building infrastructure that will allow us to do anything we want with video” Chudnovsky explains.Still he wouldn’t say if Facebook’s moving in the livestreaming direction.This way if you’re sitting at home and a friend is on a mountain in Norway, you can give them the extra bandwidth because what matters is seeing their scenery, not them seeing your bedroom.
For example, Chudnovsky imagines two people Messenger text chatting for hours, one in a hotel room in NY, another in a room in Paris, both on Wi-Fi.
“We’re not thinking about what our second, third, fourth, and fifth steps will.
We’re goingto look at the data and decide what we need to do.
Building video into a chat app means these conversations can be emergent, spontaneous experiences, rather than scheduled occurrences.
“Everything starts from a text conversation these days” Chudnovsky explains. I’m going to text you and ask if you have three minutes for a phone call.” Instead they can text in Messenger, and switch to video with one tap.Messenger has no plans to charge for audio or video calling. If you have access, you’ll see the video camera icon in the top right corner when you’re having a Messenger chat with a friend who can be called.