Facebook is adding an "instant video" feature to text messages within its Messenger app. This means you can now send each other videos while they are using messenger, so think of it like FaceTime on iPhones or sending Snapchat messages.

This is different from video calls, which have been available in Messenger since 2015. The feature is like sending a Snapchat from person to person instead of posting the short video message on your page. Facebook is trying to corner the social media market by adding in this feature along with Facebook Live which was added last year.

To send instant video, both you and the recipient have to have Messenger open. Tap on the video icon to start sharing real-time video.