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.

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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
51 months ago
Something from Facebook, the privacy king... no thank you!!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rocko99991 Avatar
51 months ago
Anything put out by FB should be a hard pass by everyone.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MisterSavage Avatar
51 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
51 months ago
Why would anyone want to use Facebook anything? People are very strange.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dogslobber Avatar
51 months ago
Haha. Install a FB app on my Mac? Surely April 1st was yesterday.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Websnapx2 Avatar
51 months ago
Hard pass, lol
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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