Facebook today launched a standalone Messenger app for macOS and Windows platforms, allowing users to video and text chat with friends and family from their desktop computer. Along with all of the expected features, Messenger on macOS supports Dark Mode.

messenger mac
The Messenger app connects directly to your Facebook account, so you can chat with existing friends without needing an email or phone number. These chats will sync across the mobile and desktop versions of Messenger as well.

Facebook said that it has noticed "more than a 100% increase" in people using web browsers for audio and video calling on Facebook Messenger, leading to the launch of the new app. For those interested, it's available on the Mac App Store and Microsoft Store from today.

Top Rated Comments

coords Avatar
42 months ago
Something from Facebook, the privacy king... no thank you!!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rocko99991 Avatar
42 months ago
Anything put out by FB should be a hard pass by everyone.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MisterSavage Avatar
42 months ago
Mark this as "hell no" from me. Other video apps are working just fine for me.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AZREOSpecialist Avatar
42 months ago
Why would anyone want to use Facebook anything? People are very strange.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dogslobber Avatar
42 months ago
Haha. Install a FB app on my Mac? Surely April 1st was yesterday.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Websnapx2 Avatar
42 months ago
Hard pass, lol
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

gradiente iphone white

Brazilian Electronics Company Revives Long-Running iPhone Trademark Dispute

Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:06 pm PDT by
Apple has been involved in a long-running iPhone trademark dispute in Brazil, which was revived today by IGB Electronica, a Brazilian consumer electronics company that originally registered the "iPhone" name in 2000. IGB Electronica fought a multi-year battle with Apple in an attempt to get exclusive rights to the "iPhone" trademark, but ultimately lost, and now the case has been brought to...