Facebook is a social network. And a messaging service. And a collaboration tool. And a video player. And a phone.
The company, which has long described itself as a cluster of various apps related to social interaction, released a set of numbers of Wednesday that show just how dominant it is becoming in these new areas.
More than a social network, Facebook now looks like a communication conglomerate, and one that is quickly dominating more aspects of our daily lives.
More than 10% of all mobile phone calls placed over the internet are now made through Facebook, thanks to a new voice calling feature of the Messenger app.
Facebook says it is responsible for 10% of all mobile voice-over-internet (VoIP) calls globally. An earlier version of this article said it was responsible for 10% of all VoIP calls.
William Alden is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco. Alden covers the technology industry.
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