Facebook Messenger finally has its own desktop app, making it easy to send and receive messages and video chat with friends and family on your computer.
Now available on the Microsoft Store and Mac App Store, this app allows you to send messages to friends and initiate video calls just like the mobile and web versions. It also includes Dark Mode, where Facebook was released as one of the new features introduced in desktop redesign.
FACEBOOK’s messenger desktop app joins a growing pool of video conferencing tools
The launch of the standalone desktop app for Facebook Messenger took a long time, and in early 2016 Facebook got a strong hint that it was working on the app. Facebook later released a desktop app for Workplace, a collaboration tool at the end of 2017. However, it hasn’t released a desktop messenger until last year.
Facebook’s messenger desktop app has joined a growing pool of video conferencing tools, such as Zoom, which faces backlash due to privacy and security concerns. Video chat apps are becoming an important tool for staying in touch with friends and family, as many of us leave social distances during the epidemic of the COVID-19 epidemic. Facebook finally releases the full version of the messenger desktop app, which will make it easier for users to video chat with friends.