Facebook has launched a Messenger app for MacOS and Windows to let users easily video chat on their desktop computers and stay connected with friends and family anywhere across the globe.
In a blog post announcing the new app, Facebook states that the number of people using their desktop browser for audio and video calling on Messenger has doubled prompting the company to push the launch of the feature.
“Now with apps for MacOS and Windows, the best of Messenger is coming to desktop, including unlimited and free group video calls.”
What’s in the Facebook Messenger app for desktop?
- Group video calls on a larger screen. Stay in touch with family and friends, join a workout, or host a virtual happy hour.
- Easy to connect. You don’t need to know someone’s email or phone number since all your Facebook friends have Messenger.
- Multitasking. Your chats are easily accessible, and you can pop in and out of the app while doing other things on your computer.
- Notifications. You can receive notifications for new messages, so you can quickly find the chat you’re looking for. But you’re in control — you can choose to mute and snooze notifications.
- Chats sync across mobile and desktop. You’ll never miss a call or message no matter what device you’re using.
- Everything you love about Messenger on a bigger screen. Including Dark Mode and GIFs.