Facebook Messenger app launched for Mac and Windows

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 03 Apr 2020
Facebook Messenger app launched for Mac and Windows
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The Facebook messenger desktop app can be downloaded from the App store on your desktop.

It also includes a dark mode.

It lets you message friends along with making video calls.

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The Facebook messaging app for Windows and Mac is finally here. You can download it from the Microsoft Store or the Mac App store depending on the system you are using. Just like the app on the smartphone, users can not only chat with their friends via the desktop client but also make video calls and group video calls as well, the app brings with it a dark mode as well. The app has been optimized to take advantage of the big screen on your laptop or desktop. One thing to note is that video calling on the Facebook messenger app is limited to 8 people. Users should also note that you cannot share your screen when chatting using the messaging app on the desktop.

Facebook's official news page reads, “Today we’re launching a Messenger app for macOS and Windows so you can video chat on your computer and stay connected with friends and family all over the world. Now more than ever, people are using technology to stay in touch with the people they care about, even when physically apart. Over the past month, we saw more than a 100% increase in people using their desktop browser for audio and video calling on Messenger. Now with apps for macOS and Windows, the best of Messenger is coming to desktop, including unlimited and free group video calls.”

The COVID 19 outbreak has led to people sitting at home and maintaining a safe physical distance from one another. However, that hasn't stopped people from taking to the internet to video call and spend time with loved ones. If you are looking for creative ways to stay in touch with loved ones, then you can check out our video calling apps here

In other Facebook-related news, the Zoom app for iOS was sharing personal data with Facebook. Zoom has removed the code that led to data sharing with Facebook and has issued an apology. You can read more about that here

A new update to the Facebook app will show up a new page where you can offer to help with things like getting groceries, arranging transport and volunteering for work for people affected by the coronavirus crisis. You can read more about it here.

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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