Today, Facebook has launched a standalone Messenger app for both Windows 10 and macOS desktops. Last year, at the F8 conference, the company mentioned about bringing the app to the desktops. Previously it was being tested on both platforms for some time, and now the company made it available for all desktop users on both platforms.
The company said that they have seen over a 100 percent increase in users using the desktop browser Messenger for audio and video calling, which is the sole reason for launching a desktop app. With the desktop app, the users don’t need to hover over their browser for accessing Messenger. They can directly use the desktop app for video and audio calling.
The new Desktop Messenger app comes with almost all features of the mobile Messenger app has including group video calls, message syncing across all devices, notification for messages, and also supports dark mode, which recently made its way. However, it has a limitation, which is it can only handle up to 8 participants in a group video call.