facebook-messenger-logoFacebook has updated its Messenger app to support Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced earlier this month with iOS 10.

The CallKit SDK allows incoming calls from third-party VoIP apps to appear on the iOS lockscreen just like a standard cellular ID does.

Incoming Messenger calls show the caller's Messenger profile information alongside controls like mute, keypad, and a speakerphone toggle. On answering a call, users are taken to the Messenger app.

CallKit also enables Messenger users to answer calls through CarPlay, just like a FaceTime or cellular call.

The update follows similar CallKit integrations last week by the likes of WhatsApp and Viber, which have also integrated SiriKit, allowing users to ask Apple's personal assistant AI to perform app-specific actions, like sending a message to a WhatsApp contact.

Facebook Messenger is a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct link]

Top Rated Comments

gp101 Avatar
97 months ago
I wish they could actually tell us that in the release notes instead of saying their usual stuff there :confused:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
derek4484 Avatar
97 months ago
I use Google Hangouts with my Google Voice number, it'd be great if Google updated Hangouts to work with CallKit like this. Its such a pain to answer a Google Hangouts call, you get this little notification on the lock screen, have to press it, then the lock screen comes up and have to enter a 6 digit unlock code, just to get into the Hangouts app, by then the call has usually gone to voicemail.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jessebkr87 Avatar
97 months ago
I updated the app and it still just shows the banner notification.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xero9 Avatar
97 months ago
I updated the app and it still just shows the banner notification.
Same with me.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cgriffis753 Avatar
97 months ago
Same with me.
Same here :(
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SethBoy Avatar
97 months ago
Sigh, would very much prefer an option to turn call notifications into normal notifications instead.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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