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More messaging! Wait, don’t leave — this one is actually great news. Facebook moves its Messenger from a browser tab to a standalone desktop app. Let’s face it, you already have too many of those tiny barely recognizable tabs weighing upon your Chrome or Safari (not to mention the naughty spinning wheels they cause). Take your messages to the Mac’s Dock instead to see one of those tabs gone.

And that’s only one of many perks. The brand-new app means unlimited video calls and the familiar chatting environment with all your contacts already there. Let’s look at Messenger’s best capabilities when used on desktop, plus one cool alternative that will make your messaging even more convenient (spoiler: it’s IM+).

Why you should download Facebook Messenger

A bit of history first. In 2017, Facebook released a desktop app for Workplace, their very own collaboration tool. Everyone’s been wanting Messenger app for Mac, too. The COVID-19 quarantine with its spike in video conferencing added more fuel to the fire. While Facebook Messenger has a handy video chat feature, it would be of great help during these uncertain times. So here it is. As of April 2020, Facebook Messenger is available on the App Store globally. What’s more, the company is rolling out a dedicated platform called Messenger Rooms (aka Zoom killer) for video calls with up to 50 people. But that’s another story.

Basically, the newly released Facebook Messenger app is a full-featured replica of the browser version and mobile app. It has all the same superpowers and is as customizable as the original one. It also establishes the same philosophy — an easy way to message and video chat with your loved ones. The huge perk that its counterparts don’t have is a large screen.

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Here’s what you get with the Messenger app in your Mac’s Dock:

  • Larger video calls, literally. Start a video call with up to 8 people — you can jump on it right from the chat, just like you do in a browser. What changes is you get to see more of those smiley faces on a large screen.

Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). Facebook messenger free download - Messenger, Facebook Messenger 4 Mac, Yahoo Messenger, and many more programs. Finally, all the Mac users in the world would feel a bit better that they will be able to access FB Messenger on Mac quite soon. Yeah, you heard it right!! Last year in April, Facebook announced to launch Messenger for Mac before the end of 2019However, it got delayed for unknown reasons. Download latest version 0.0 (requires Mac OS 10.10 or newer). Disclaimer: This is not an official Facebook product. It's a free and open-source project created by fans of Messenger.

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  • Automatic chat sync. Once you install Facebook Messenger from the App Store, connect your profile, and you’ll see your chat history travel to Mac’s desktop in a flash. This means you lose nothing — not even those conversations with your ex you need to get rid of.

  • No Facebook feed distractions. The browser experience is very tricky because you can get easily sidetracked bumping into some hot Facebook news — even though you only intended to message a friend. With a dedicated app, you get exactly what you came for.

  • Connect with friends. No need to type a person’s email or phone to message them. Since the app syncs with your Facebook Friends, they are already there by default.

  • Save media to Mac. How to download a video from Facebook Messenger? In all versions, including the desktop app, you have the “Save to Downloads” button. Open the video/photo right away and download, or find it in the shared media folder accessible in the chat’s settings. The whole process is super intuitive, so you won’t have to ponder over it.

  • Dark Mode, emojis, and custom colors. You can change the way your Facebook Messenger app for Mac looks like by inflicting some darkness upon it. Or, set it to mirror your System Preferences for consistency. There’s support for custom per-chat emojis and colors, too.

The bottom line is you definitely need Facebook Messenger for Mac if you’re an active user but don’t want to use Facebook as a getaway to your chats. It’s great for a quick call with a small group of people, especially if you prefer it on a large screen. But unless it’s the only messenger app you ever use, there’s a better alternative.

Messenger for Mac that has all messengers in it

IM+ is an all-in-one messenger app, a handy aggregator that brings all of your work and private chats into one. From Gmail and Slack to — surprise, surprise — Facebook Messenger. It has the most uncomplicated interface you can expect from a messenger, and you can customize it flexibly. Here’s how you set up your messaging with IM+:

1. Connect the services of your choice

Once you install the app, open Preferences > Services to see the full list of available options. It covers LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, Slack, Facebook Messenger, and many more. Pick the messengers you want to keep in the app’s sidebar for quick access. You can change the names — very useful if you want to distinguish between two Gmail accounts, for example — add custom tags or colors, and click Save. Then, go into each of the newly connected services and sign in.

2. Make sure you control distractions

Lots of messengers means lots of messages. This is a no-brainer. But the beautiful thing about IM+ is that it actually helps you choose how many of those messages you want to let through. You can allow notifications for each messenger individually by toggling the Sound button in Preferences. Also, distinguish between work messengers and private chats with tags. Say, if you tag some services as “Work” and the others as “Private,” you can enable/disable a whole group in Preferences > Tags.

3. Hotkeys for extra speed

IM+ saves a lot of your precious time by taking away the pain of switching between messengers. But guess what, you can speed it up even more. For instant switching, use Command + the order of the account in IM+. You’ll find the order in the app’s menu > Go.

Surely, Facebook Messenger on Mac takes away that extra tab and Facebook feed distractions. But IM+ will do the same with all the messengers you use. It’s a great tool to make sense of chaotic chats on Mac. And it’s free for all Setapp members.

In case your favorite messenger is not compatible with IM+ (this has to be a very unique one), you can actually create your own desktop app for Mac. No joke.

Create your own messenger app with Unite

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This might sound a bit frustrating but we have to be honest: You might have had Facebook Messenger for Mac all along. Unite lets everyone — and when we say everyone, we mean non-developers too — to turn websites into customizable apps. Essentially, it’s a fully automated process of migrating content from the web to an app.

While all apps created with Unite come with dedicated browsers, the browsing journey is top-notch. Unite’s app backend browser is based on the latest security protocols and web technologies, including WebKit 2. So if you’re wondering whether Unite can handle the whole lot of features and plugins you want to put into the app, the answer is yes. It’s powerful enough.

Let’s embrace the past and see how you could have created Messenger for Mac using Unite. No worries, it works with any other website just as seamlessly:

  1. All you need is a URL. Copy and paste your website URL and think of a great name for the newly created Unite app. Upload the app icon if you want to customize the look — or let Unite assign a custom favicon to it. That’s it. Get ready to hit the button.

  2. Tweak it to your liking. The chances are your website might not look that fabulous on macOS, so you’ll need to customize it. Unite lets you toggle window titles, change tab bar colors, or enable app icon display flexibly. You can even use whitelisting and URL forwarding to determine which URLs are permitted into the app.

  3. Pin the app to the status bar. If you want to keep the Unite app close at hand, you can pin it to the status bar. Check the option when creating your new app, or pin it later from the menu. Once you stop using your status-bar app, resize by dragging onto the circle in the bottom right corner to unpin.

Both Unite and IM+ are a part of the Setapp suite — 180+ best Mac apps you can use for 7 days free, then $9.99 per month. Most Mac power users are Setapp members because it helps them cut the cost of using premium software like Ulysses, CleanMyMac X, Gifox, and more. If you’re the lucky one, you can go ahead and install IM+ and Unite right away from your Setapp suite.

If you still want to check out Facebook’s new creation, you can download Facebook Messenger on the App Store for free. It’s the easiest way to stay connected with your family and friends — which is so important in the uncertain times of self-isolation.

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Better Late Than Never!! – Geoffrey Chaucer

The above lines fit precisely on the recent announcement we received from Facebook about Facebook Messenger. Finally, all the Mac users in the world would feel a bit better that they will be able to access FB Messenger on Mac quite soon. Yeah, you heard it right!!

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Last year in April, Facebook announced to launch Messenger for Mac before the end of 2019However, it got delayed for unknown reasons.

Now, the company has launched the Facebook Messenger for Mac this week, and users are going gaga over it. The official app of the FB Messenger, not the unofficial one that few of us had been using it for quite a long time.

What is Facebook Messenger?

With more than 1.5 billion people using Facebook Messenger, it’s the second most used app in the world. The first one on the spot is WhatsApp Messenger (more than 2 billion users) & ironically both come under the brand, Facebook Inc. A small yet measurable amount of group wouldn’t have any idea what or how FB Messenger works.

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Facebook Messenger is an individual app (By Facebook) that’s been used to share text messages & media sharing to individuals as well as groups. The initial version of the FB Messenger was called Facebook Chat in 2008 & later it’s been renamed as Facebook Messenger.

This end-to-end encrypted messaging service also has the option of voice & video calling. These services make FB Messenger stand out tall in the crowd. Even,with the help of Facebook Messenger, you can start chatting with your Facebook contacts as well as phone contacts.

Facebook Messenger announced Messenger Kids in December 2017 that’s been designed for kids under 13 years of age. This step was taken by considering the kind of content and the impact these platforms can have on a child. It’s quite apparentthat the company made some significantdifferences while working on Messenger Kids. And, it was worth the wait.

The parents won’t micromanage; however, they can control the kind of content their children are watching through the app. And that’s a big step.

At the end of 2019, Facebook announced not to support Facebook Messenger as the mobile number. To use the service, you will need to put the Facebook account details as the login credentials.

See Also:How To Read Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android?

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The news became public near March 2019 when Facebook told about bringing Facebook Messenger to Mac before the end of 2019. However, things didn’t pan out as we expected, and that’s okay. Because now, in March 2020, almost after 2 months of the deadline, we can see the official app of Messenger for Mac on the Mac App Store.

One of the catch is that it’s only been launched in France as of now, and there are speculations of releasing it in the United States of America as soon as possible. Apart from France, no other region has got the update as an official app on the Mac App Store.

Perhaps, I’m throwing pebbles in the dark, but one of the probability can be that Facebook is considering France as their testing market. Perhaps,the company is thinking of testing the initial version in France before they pan out a full-fledged plan to release it across the world.

“It’s easier to manage the ‘chaos’ if that is without an ‘S’.”

Maybe the company is just trying to see what the France people think about the app along with any glitches or loopholes. Once those get covered by Facebook, they might release the product in all over the world, starting from the USA.

After all, they also need business and the ultimate goal, Money”. They know how popular brand Facebook is and anything associated with it will have higher chances of being in users’ phones for a long period of time.

The latest update has confirmed that Facebook Messenger for Mac has also been launched in Mexico, Australia, & Poland.

So the road is getting clearer than before; Facebook is working on different markets to know the user’s reactions and then, will launch it globally. Until then, you can visit the messenger webpage and access the services from here.

Well, some of us are quite excited to use the app on Mac and also want to give our suggestions, (if any). What do you think about the arrival of Facebook Messenger on Mac? Please mention your thoughts in the comments section below