Meta Adds Dedicated ‘Calls’ Tab To Messenger

Meta is rolling out a new ‘Calls tab’ for Messenger, the company has announced.

It says the new feature will make it easier for users to connect with friends and family through the app in one tap. It is now available globally on iOS and will roll out to Android users in the next few weeks.

The new tab will appear alongside the “Chats,” “Stories” and “People” tabs on the bottom navigation bar in the app. By clicking on it, the call tab will open up your list of contacts unlike when users had to open up a thread with a friend to call them.

The new tab makes this process easier by allowing users to dial their friends directly. Adding a Calls tab could also be a way for Meta to introduce the option to people who aren’t familiar with Messenger’s calling functions.

Meta says audio and video calling on Messenger has grown at a rapid rate with over 40% more daily callers now compared to early 2020. The company also says that there are more than 300 million audio and video calls globally on Messenger everyday.