Facebook has launched CatchUp.
It’s an experimental app aiming at making telephone calls easier.
Not in the sense of pressing a button.
In the sense that, according to Facebook, the reason people often don’t voice call family and friends is that they don’t know if they are available and they don’t want to disturb.
CatchUp solves the problem by showing when other users of the app are available to talk.
It also helps making group calls easier.
This app was developed by the NPE team at Facebook, “a small team experimenting with New Products and Experiences.”
CatchUp is being trialed in the US for a limited time on both iOS and Android.