Facebook Launches Messenger App for Windows and Mac Users

After almost 9 years of its debut, Facebook Messenger finally comes for the big screen. For a lover of Dark Mode like me, a new Facebook Messenger is great. Not only this, for people looking for a Zoom alternative due to privacy concerns, Facebook Messenger will also work as a savior.  

Why Facebook launched this new messenger app?

Due to COVID-19, people across the globe are practicing social distancing, and video chat apps are gaining becoming. Looking at this, Facebook finally launched the full version of the Messenger desktop app. It seems like an attempt to give a new video chat app to people who are looking for ways to connect with friends and family. 

What does the new Facebook Messenger do?

The new app syncs call across devices, supports GIFs, notifications and boast unlimited free video and group calls.

From where can you get the app?

The app is available on the Microsoft Store and Mac App Store. Visit the respective links and get the app on your machine. Once you have it, you can start messaging your friend and can initiate video calls, as you do on the web and mobile. 

Note: Messenger for Windows requires Windows 10.

What new features are included?

The new desktop layout gives quicker access to some significant Facebook features and offers a simple interface with white space. The redesign includes:

  • Larger fonts and sleeker icons
  • Dark mode
  • Simple layout with fewer columns of information to look at
  • Redesigned menu bar with options like Events and Marketplace
  • New Groups tab in the menu bar
  • Suggests a group that you join based on your interests. 

Highlights of the App:

  • Group video calls on a larger screen
  • Easy to connect with Facebook friends having a messenger
  • Multitasking
  • Notifications
  • Chat syncing across mobile and desktop

With this, we hope that the Facebook Messenger desktop app makes things easy. Using this app, you can connect with your loved ones on video chat. Having tried the app myself, I can say this app is excellent and will make a difference for all of us. 

Do share your opinion about it and let us know did you like this app. And is it better than any other app you are using? Yes, do let us know the app you are using.

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