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The word is that Saudi Arabia after blocking features on Viber and Whatsapp have now moved to block Facebook chat.

Features such as internet calling video have been banned. There has been no clear official reason beyond 'Regulations' for the block.

It is speculated that this is to protect indigenous telecom companies from losing revenue as internet calls help reduce costs of international calls or really lengthy discussions.

An official stated that the service with its features was banned because it failed to “comply with regulations”. He threatened that any other app that fails to comply with those regulations will also be banned.

“Appropriate action will be taken against applications or services that do not comply with the regulations,” the spokesman at the Saudi Arabian commission told Arab News.

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