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Facebook Messenger Lite now supports video calls

Ever since its U.S. debut last October, I've been using Messenger Lite over Facebook's main Messenger app. Messenger Lite allows me to stay connected to everyone on Facebook without all of Messenger's unnecessary bloat, and now it's getting even more useful with the addition of video calling.

Initiating a video call with someone on Messenger Lite is as easy as can be. Simply open the app, tap on a conversation, and then choose the new video icon near the top right. Once the call starts, you have controls for muting your microphone, switching cameras, and ending it.

Per Facebook's announcement post for the feature:

Video chats are an expected and essential part of everyday communication in today's messaging experience. Chatting face-to-face live is perfect for those moments when you want to see and hear the voices of people you care about most – whether you're wishing someone a happy birthday, you have some great news to share, or you spontaneously want to catch up on the day.

In addition to video calls, you can also use Messenger Lite to make voice calls, send stickers, share pictures, and record voice messages.

Download: Messenger Lite (free) (opens in new tab)

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

8 Comments
  • Can you see people stories ?
  • Nope.
  • And hopefully stays that way.
  • Then its a no for me
  • Does it allow the sending of video files yet?
  • I thought the whole reason of this being lite is not to have all the extras. If it going to get stuff added, what is going to be lite about it?
  • If I install this will I stop getting those stupid game requests? If so, I'm in.
  • I have not had games request for a a year or so, I think people have got the message that I am not interested.,