Facebook Introduces "CatchUp" App For More Entertaining Voice Calls

While there is no doubt in the fact that Facebook’s Product Experimentation team is on a roll, the company is out with another app called “CatchUp” that will remain dedicated for users to see who in their contact list is online for a voice call.

This is the sixth app coming out from the New Product Experimentation team and if a user wishes to connect with someone over a voice call then both of them will have to install the app on their mobile phones. Once installed, they will be able to enjoy one-on-one chats or even group voice calls, while tagging people along after two have started the call.

Furthermore, users will have the liberty to update their status from time to time to let users know if they are online to chat or not and there is also an auto-availability feature that automatically updates the status when the Bluetooth is connected of a user.

There is also a privacy setting build for users who want a limited number of people to be able to call them up or join for group calls.

At first, CatchUp seems to be sharing similarities with Facebook’s Messanger Rooms, but the app creates all the difference by putting its focus entirely on voice calls. Besides that, for now CatchUp does not also compete with Messanger Rooms which already can host 50 people in a group call.

Since the app is released by Facebook’s Product Experimentation team, therefore we don’t have any surety whether the app will stay for long or vanish, if unsuccessful. Nevertheless, the team is working hard to produce more consumer-focused apps.

iOS and Android users can download the CatchUp app for free from their respective app stores.



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