Free Phone Calls & Simple Sharing Hits Facebook’s iOS App

Facebook’s iOS version 5.5 has a few notable features, including one that service providers may not like. Users can now call a friend for free when viewing their profile.


Calls are made via wifi/data plan and won’t count against minutes from a carrier. This calling feature was released back in January, but could only be found in the Messenger app. Facebook’s even been cutting deals with 18 carriers in 14 different countries that would cut out the data usage incurred with these calls altogether. While none of these discounts have hit the U.S., the idea is an interesting one.

Additionally, the new iOS app allows users to comment, like and share much easier than previous versions.

The app is currently live in the App Store. Image courtesy of The Atlantic Wire

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook | Facebook: Mobile


About The Author: Greg Finn is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that provides world-clasee social media and search marketing services and web & application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 10+ years and specializes in Digital Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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