Facebook Messenger now lets you send 15-second videos to your friends

Facebook-Messenger-iPhone

You can now share your crazy World Cup goal celebrations with your friends via Facebook Messenger for iPhone. A new update rolling out today introduces the ability to record and send 15-second video clips without ever having to leave the app.

Today’s Facebook Messenger update comes less than two weeks after Apple announced a new video messaging feature for iOS 8 at WWDC. Just like Apple’s implementation, Facebook’s lets you record video clips directly from within the Messenger app and then send them instantly.

To send video in Facebook Messenger, just tap the camera icon above the keyboard — the same one you would usually use to send photos. Instead of tapping the “Send” button to take a picture, tap and hold it and it will begin recording. As soon as you lift your finger, the video will be sent.

There is no option to cancel the process once you’ve started holding that send button, so you’ll need to make sure you get it right first time.

The new Facebook Messenger update is rolling out now via the App Store. If you don’t already have the app installed, you can get it via the source link below.

About the author

Killian BellKillian Bell is a staff writer based in the U.K. He has an interest in all things tech and also covers Android over at CultofAndroid.com. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell.

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by .

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , |