Facebook has updated its Facebook Messenger app to offer support for Apple’s CallKit framework, which debuted earlier this month alongside iOS 10. The CallKit SDK gives developers the ability to display incoming calls from their VoIP apps on the iOS 10 lockscreen, much like a call from a standard phone number does.
Messenger now displays incoming call information which includes the caller’s Messenger profile information, as well as call controls such as a mute button, keypad controls, a speakerphone button, Add a Call icon, as well as video and Messenger icons.
Facebook Messenger users can now also receive alerts for, and answer Messenger calls via CarPlay. The app doesn’t yet offer a CarPlay icon, or offer Siri support, so users can’t place a call using CarPlay, but they can receive and answer calls from their car, much like traditional calls.
A number of apps have begun taking advantage of the increased capabilities offered by the new CallKit framework, most notably WhatsApp, Viber, Truecaller, and now Facebook Messenger.
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