Facebook messenger finally has its own desktop app, making it easier to post and chat with friends and family from your computer.
The app, which is now available on the Microsoft Store and Mac App Store, you can message friends and start video calls just like on the mobile and web versions. It also includes a dark mode, which Facebook rolled out as one of the new features introduced in the desktop redesign.
The launch of a standalone desktop app for Facebook Messenger is a long way off, with strong hints that Facebook was working on an app already in 2016. Facebook later launched a desktop app for Workplace, the collaboration tool, in late 2017. But it didn’t announce Messenger for desktop until last year.
Facebook’s Messenger desktop app joins the increasingly important pool of video conferencing tools like Zoom, which is facing backlash due to its privacy and security concerns. As many of us practice social distances during the COVID-19 pandemic, video chat apps become essential tools for keeping in touch with friends and family. Facebook finally launching a full version of its Messenger desktop app should make it a bit easier for users to video chat with their friends.