Facebook on Thursday has announced the launch of a standalone Application for Messenger on Desktop. This move comes to rival Zoom’s popularity which shot up after the COVID-19 breakout. The application is both available for Windows and macOS.
Facebook Messenger Application Out Now for Desktop
In the past month, Facebook says that people using their web browser for audio and video calls via Messenger have seen an increase of more than 100 percent. The new desktop app could make keeping in touch easier. You won’t have to change tabs and windows on browsers anymore.
The new app originally announced at last year’s Facebook F8 conference, comes at a time when millions of people around the world are stuck at home due to coronavirus outbreak.
Features in Facebook’s Desktop Messenger App:
Facebook’s list of features for the standalone Messenger app doesn’t vary significantly from the Messenger web-based experience. You still get free and unlimited group video calls that synchronize across mobile platforms and desktops. Multitasking works, meaning you can do things behind the scenes while chatting. It supports both GIFs and Dark Mode, too.
Desktop messenger has been designed for various situations, someone is more likely to do several things while on their Computer, and as such the app helps users to do multitasks by turning the window sideways.
The application is now available on Microsoft Store or Mac App Store beginning today.