You can now make video calls using Facebook Messenger Lite

If you've been using Facebook Messenger Lite to get away from the bloat within the full Messenger app, you'll have no doubt noticed the missing video call feature. It's one advantage the full Facebook Messenger app had over the Lite version. I say had, because, Facebook has now brought video chat to the Lite version.

Today we're thrilled to introduce video chat in Messenger Lite, a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android that offers the core features of the app while giving everyone the opportunity to stay connected to their friends and family, intended for people with older Android devices and/or slower Internet connections.

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.

Starting a video call is easy. Just open up a conversation or find the person you want to call and tap on the video icon that appears in the upper right corner. From there, you'll see your microphone and camera options as well as the button to end the call if you wish.

Given the Lite app allows for voice calls, sending of stickers, sharing of pictures, sending voice messages, and integrates with the BlackBerry Hub, are you more likely to switch to it now versus using the full Messenger app?

Download Messenger Lite from the Google Play Store