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Facebook Messenger Desktop App Launched for Windows, Mac

Facebook Messenger Desktop App Launched for Windows, Mac”

You can download Facebook Messenger for macOS from the Mac App Store, and for Windows from the Microsoft Store.

As you'd expect, the new Facebook Messenger app presents you with a collated list of all your chats in a manageable window that can be moved around your computer at will. If not, you'll need to log into your Facebook account, and then click to confirm that you want to log into the app.

As more people throng to group video calling platforms like Zoom in these trying times, Facebook is lending a helping hand (or trying to cash in on the opportunity). But, it's not really unlimited in terms of total number of group call participants.

The launch of a dedicated app for Facebook Messenger is significant. Not only does it mean you won't have to tediously open a web browser to start chatting away, it also brings the client up to speed with WhatsApp. Moreover, the app is compatible with native notification systems on both macOS and Windows.

Pretty much anything your mobile app does.

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Facebook has emphasised all the functionality from Messenger on Android and iPhone has made its way over to the desktop version. The desktop app works in very much the same way as the mobile versions, and includes dark mode, support for GIFs, audio clip recording, and more.

Facebook Messenger is breaking free with a new desktop app that can be used to video chat while stuck at home.

The company has revealed that over March it saw its daily user base grow massively, with a 100 per cent increase on the norm now using its services to keep in touch with family and friends they can't see in person.

The undoubted headline new feature in both Messenger desktop builds is the new support for group video calls.

Facebook Messenger for Mac and Windows is launched on the Mac App Store and Microsoft Store and it's available worldwide.



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