Facebook’s New App ‘CatchUp’ Wants to Compete Against FaceTime Audio

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INTRO: Facebook has released a new app called ‘CatchUp’ today. This new app allows users to make audio calls via the internet with up to 8 people at one time. This might not sound like it is anything different from all the WhatsApp Audio calls, or FaceTime Audio. The app aims to differentiate itself from other apps with a couple of key features.

Facebook Launched Catchup App 

Facebook Releases CatchUp, An App That Targets FaceTime Audio

The app allows all the users to mark themselves as ‘Ready to Talk’ or ‘Offline’. In this way, you will always get to know whether someone is available to talk or not. The Facebook company says, “Based on our studies, we have found that one of the main reasons people don’t call friends and family more frequently is that they don’t know when they are available to talk and are worried they may reach them at an inconvenient time. The CatchUp addresses this problem, and even makes group calling as easy as one tap.”

No Facebook Account Needed For The App

The thing which is the most interesting in CatchUp is that you don’t need a Facebook account to use the app.  This isn’t something I would expect from Facebook. But, the company has been through a lot of problems with all user data privacy things, the mental health of its employees, and more. There are many chances, a lot of people won’t use an app that requires Facebook accounts in it.

Currently Available In United States 

The app is currently only available in the US, which means even if you still love Facebook you can’t use the app if you’re outside the United States country. Currently, there is no information about whether the company will bring the app around to other regions in the world, but It will be more interesting in knowing whether would the users will like to use this app? You will use it? Let us know in the comments.

 

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