Facebook is the largest social media platform on the planet and is pretty much available on any device out there. With apps like Facebook Messenger, it became easier than ever to get in touch with your loved ones through video calls and voice calls. To level up the game, Facebook has launched a standalone version of its Messenger app for both Windows as well as mac.
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, people are staying in home and majority of people are under quarantine. The only means to communicate with people far away from you are video calls. According to Stan Chudnovsky, the company has seen a more than 100% increase in the number of people using a desktop browser for audio and video calling on Messenger.
Demand for video conferencing apps like Zoom is increasing day by day and Messenger plans to join the league with a standalone app. Zoom has even outranked apps like Tiktok in terms of numbers last week. Zoom was caught for sharing user details with Facebook and some security flaws were found within the app last day. If you are looking for a replacement to Zoom, Messenger should be on your list.
While Zoom is mainly for business applications and messenger is for personal purpose, either way, both works fine and gets the job done. Messenger for Desktop also comes with a dark mode for people who care about it.
Some highlighted features of the new Messenger app for desktop includes:
- Text Messaging
- Group Video Calls
- Dark Mode
- Cross-platform sync
- Desktop notifications
- Stickers and Emojis
The App is now available on the Microsoft Store for Windows users and Mac App Store for macOS users. You get all those features you would get in the web version of Messenger. You can text your friends, call them and even do Video calls.
Source: Facebook Blog