Facebook adds video recording, voice messaging to iOS app

Facebook is adding in-app video recording and sharing capabilities to its iOS app, as well as voice messaging options. The built-in video recording and sharing features mirror functionality found in rival Twitter’s new Vine video app, which launched last week. It's worth noting that Facebook has already blocked Vine from accessing its network.

Facebook for iOS 5.4 also brings voice recording options previously available in the company’s standalone Messenger apps for iOS and Google’s Android; potential user case scenarios for the new feature include hands-free messaging or more complex messages that are too long and detailed to type as conventional texts. Facebook is additionally improving the iOS app’s Nearby tab, which suggests local businesses and landmarks based on the user's interests and preferences.

FierceMobileContent: Facebook adds video recording, voice messaging to iOS app; TelecomTV content partner.

Email Newsletters

Sign up to receive TelecomTV's top news and videos, plus exclusive subscriber-only content direct to your inbox.