Facebook launches Messenger desktop app for Windows, Mac


New Delhi: Facebook has now launched a desktop version of Messenger for Windows and Mac users. The app will be available for download in the Microsoft Store or Mac App Store.

The app lets you message friends and start video calls, just like on the mobile and web versions. It also includes a dark mode, which Facebook has been rolling out as one of the new features introduced to the desktop’s redesign.

Facebook originally announced the Messenger desktop apps at its F8 conference a year ago. But given the conference is cancelled due to coronavirus this year and users clearly wanted the desktop apps now, it made sense to launch them without a big press event. Last month the Mac version was spotted in testing. Messenger briefly had a Windows app back in 2011 before it was scrapped until now.

Here are some of the features of Messenger desktop app:

  • You can conduct group video calls on your desktop.
  • You don’t have to log in to Facebook every time.
  • You can receive notifications for new messages.
  • You can sync chats across mobile and desktop.
  • You can also use the Messenger desktop app in dark mode.

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