Facebook has been coming up with a lot of new features and applications during the pandemic which is actually beneficial for the users. Recently, a new feature was introduced “Facebook Messenger Rooms” which allows up to 50 participants in a single video chat. Another application they came up with is “Facebook Gaming” which made Android games streaming much easier than before. It also made playing Instant Games easier. CatchUp is a new application that Facebook recently launched, it allows voice-group calls. The application is pretty similar to Apple’s FaceTime application but FaceTime allows video calls too. Catchup does not require a Facebook account, it works using your contact list and allows up to 8 participants in a group chat.
Catching up has never been this easy. See who’s available and effortlessly join one-on-one and group calls. Never play phone tag or make an appointment to call someone again. Keep in touch more, think about it less. Any time you’re free to talk, CatchUp!Application Description
There are two types of status in this application, “Ready To Talk” or “Offline”. So you can find out who’s available to talk from your contact list and who’s offline currently. The NPE team from Facebook launched this application only in the United States and it is currently in the testing phase. Facebook is making communication easier day by day, introducing new features. It’s an alternate for Apple’s application Facetime however, we don’t know how well it’s going to compete against it.
How To Use CatchUp? Facetime Alternate
It’s a lot easier to use since it doesn’t require any signup. Users of this application can create, join groups with their family, friends, and loved ones. 1 on 1 voice calls are also possible. Also, you can find out who’s ready to talk and who’s not so it’s easier to know if you are bothering them. Calling someone or calling the whole group is also easy, just one tap on the call icon. Application interface makes it easier to navigate and call for older people and people who don’t know how to operate Facebook or Whatsapp. Since it’s only available in the United States and is in the testing phase, it can not be used right now. It’s only available in the AppStore of Apple.
If you want to try it right now, you can download any VPN and change your region to USA and download it on your iOS device.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games