Facebook Messenger Desktop App Launched – All You Need To Know

Facebook has launched a desktop version of its Messenger app. It can be used on both Windows and Mac devices. Read more to find about Facebook Messenger Desktop App

Last year, Facebook announced the plan for the desktop version of its Messenger app. Now, it has finally started rolling out the Messenger desktop version.

Due to the current lockdown, the popularity of video conferencing apps has soared. Facebook claims that it has also seen a 100 percent jump in the use of its desktop browser video calling on Messenger.

The Facebook Messenger Desktop App will allow Facebook users to make video chats on computer screens. It will work on both Apple’s Mac and Microsoft’s Windows.

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“Now more than ever, people are using technology to stay in touch with the people they care about, even when physically apart,” said Stan Chudnovsky, VP of Messenger, Facebook.

“Over the past month, we saw more than a 100 percent 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,” he added.

The Facebook Messenger for Windows can now be downloaded from Microsoft Store. The Mac version is available via Mac App Store.

The new app also comes with a dark mode. Facebook has been rolling out the dark mode as part of the desktop version’s redesign.

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Facebook has been planning to refashion itself into a private messaging company. However, now the company is capitalizing on huge demand.

Over the past month, a lot of Facebook users have been using their desktop browser for audio and video calling on Messenger.

With millions of people working from home, the demand for video conferencing apps has shot up. Corporates, schools, etc are looking for good solutions to maintain communication.

Additionally, video calling is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Since people are already connected on Facebook, Messenger is a great option.

The desktop app of Facebook Messenger makes it easier to message/ video chat with friends and family from your computer.

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