The competition is getting tough day by day. People today, greatly using the internet to communicate with their loved ones and see them while staying at home or in a different state.
You must remember that the Facebook chat used to be in its main mobile app then later Facebook split it off into a separate Messenger app.
While using Facebook on a desktop, the chat gets buried in one of the tabs and users have to switch tabs so they can chat or reply back to their friends. Now, Facebook has made more convenient for us to chat on the desktop by launching its Desktop Messenger app.
On 2nd April 2020, Facebook launched its messenger desktop app to make your communication experience better than ever. It lets you stay close with loved ones who are physically apart from you.
The app is now available on app stores, you can download it from Microsoft Store and Mac App Store. The app allows you to message and start group video calls just like a mobile app and web version.
Here are some features of Desktop messenger app:
Group video calls
Control to mute or snooze notifications
Chats sync across devices
GIFs, emojis, stickers
According to Tech-Crunch Report, Facebook was working on it in 2016 but the company declined to provide any statement or confirmation regarding this news.
Later in 2019, Facebook made the announcement at its F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, California, about the news of introducing Facebook Messenger Desktop.
Though the demand for desktop messenger app by users was so high that some random hackers built unofficial versions of the Messenger app for Windows and Mac.
According to today’s situation of most parts of the world due to COVID-19 Outbreak, where people are giving preference to ‘work from home’ and ‘online lectures’, they are using video chat apps for personal and professional meetings.
One of the most popular is Zoom these days. Even the UK government has also been holding daily cabinet meetings over Zoom. However, there are a number of security and privacy issues with Zoom that even Apple silently removed Zoom from its mac store last year.
Today Facebook Messenger has also stepped in this pool of video conferencing tools. Facebook Messenger Desktop too allows conference meetings and will make a bit easier and is more secured for its users to make group video and audio calls with friends, family, and colleagues.