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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.

“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.Bringing it to mobile could Messenger a serious competitor to i OS-only Face Time, clunky Skype, and less-ubiquitous Google Hangouts.With 600 million Messenger users and 1.44 billion on Facebook, the new VOIP video feature has a massive built-in audience.It’s all free on Facebook’s side, and users will only be charged for data use by their mobile operator, which they can avoid by using Wi-Fi.

One smart thing Messenger allows is for one person to turn off their video feed to make the other person’s high quality.This will also let Facebook promote Messenger video calling without being too annoying.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.“You don’t have to close it, go to another app, launch that app, connect with them in that other app, and then finally starting the call with brain damage from how you’re actually doing it.” Chudnovsky knew Facebook needed to build mobile video calling after doing feedback sessions about Messenger’s audio calling feature.“Unprompted, a lot of people said ‘we’d like to have a face-to-face conversation over Messenger” he tells me.Messenger could notify them that they could turn their chat into a video call for free.