Facebook Messenger has been made available to download for Windows and Mac, available via the Microsoft Store and the Apple Mac App Store.
The desktop application will make it easier to message and video call friends via Facebook from your desktop.
The launch of a standalone desktop app has been a long time coming, with strong hints that Facebook was working on an app as early as 2016. Facebook later launched a desktop app for Workplace, its collaboration tool, in late 2017, but it didn’t announce the Messenger app until last year.
During these changing times of isolation, video chat and social apps are becoming vital tools to help us keep in contact with friends, family, and loved ones.
The Messenger desktop app joins the increasingly important pool of videoconferencing tools, including Zoom which is facing backlash for its privacy and security issues.
Facebook finally launching a full version of its Messenger desktop app should make it a little bit easier for users to video chat with their friends.
Last week, Facebook released Tuned in North America, a private social networking platform for couples to keep in contact by sharing songs and create a digital scrapbook of memories.
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