Facebook Messenger

Facebook's standalone Messenger for the web

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#3 Product of the DayApril 08, 2015
  • Arun Sathiya
    Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

    Facebook Messenger is rich and feature-packed. Plus, everyone is on Facebook.


    They could make a native Facebook Messenger app for computers, maybe. Like how Telegram does.

    I love Facebook Messenger and I love how it is doing everything to take on all other chat apps + is feature-packed like Telegram. Native apps for Facebook Messenger on computers is something that I wish to see soon.

  • Pros: 

    The go to in 2017


    Becomes more and more spammy by companies

    Companies use this more and more to invade

    Demm Rel has used this product for one year.
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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
There have been a few third party Facebook messenger clients built for the Mac and Chrome (Goofy, Chat Heads, Faces). It's interesting to see Facebook continue to split functionality out of its proper apps/website. I wonder if we'll see a Facebook Photos apps for the web soon. Here's what my Messenger looks like right now:
Catherine Trestini
Catherine Trestini@cattrestini · Freelance Social Media Strategist in FL.
@rrhoover Ryan how did you get this screenshot? I am not seeing where I can sign up for Facebook for the web yet.
Ruben Martinez Jr.
Ruben Martinez Jr.@rubencodes · Engineering & Design at WELL Health Inc.
@rrhoover @cattrestini Same! What gives?
Catherine Trestini
Catherine Trestini@cattrestini · Freelance Social Media Strategist in FL.
@rrhoover @rubencodes The screenshot appears to be on chrome, but the Get it button brings me to their website, where I can only download it on iPhone/iPad/Android. *scratches head*
David Bauer
David Bauer@davidbauer · Journalist
@rrhoover @rubencodes @cattrestini This seems to be connected to the browser's language default. Messenger currently only works if your browser language is set to English.
Catherine Trestini
Catherine Trestini@cattrestini · Freelance Social Media Strategist in FL.
@rrhoover @rubencodes @davidbauer Yep also it was down for a little yesterday but it's back up now, so my problem is fixed on my end. Hope it's working for you too now, Ruben.
Greg Barbosa
Greg Barbosa@deleted-38128 · Founder, Prayer Hands Apparel
Combine this with Fluid (http://www.producthunt.com/l/d63...) and you got yourself a pretty nice Mac app.
Zac Coffman-Magaha
Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Generalist 2 at PayPal
@gregbarbosa Haha, we really were thinking alike!
Martin Schurrer
Martin Schurrer@msch · Co-Founder, PSPDFKit
@gregbarbosa Was my first thought too, but Fluid's early & proprietary Desktop Notifications don't seem to work with Messenger
Ana Medina
Ana Medina@ana_m_medina · engineer, designer, geek, cs dropout
@gregbarbosa this is actually pretty sweet!
Zac Coffman-Magaha
Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Generalist 2 at PayPal
@gregbarbosa @msch This is something I just realized. Mainly the fact that they can't enable the Desktop Notifications from within Settings.
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
@gregbarbosa I wish to see a fully native app though. :(
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
This should definitely get a dedicated Mac app
Andreas Klinger
Andreas KlingerHiring@andreasklinger · Tech at Product Hunt 💃
That's interesting What's the goal/strategy behind this? - Cheaper support for "odd devices" - Create an email like habit? - Have more space for upcoming interaction apps? (as in groups replace newsfeed)
Anton Troynikov
Anton Troynikov@atroyn · http://troynikov.io
@andreasklinger This is Facebook going deeper on making Messenger a true platform. Line and WeChat are existential threats, and Facebook needs to get ahead of them in the west.
Anton Troynikov
Anton Troynikov@atroyn · http://troynikov.io
@andreasklinger The other one that's huge and not a lot of people are talking about is spinning groups off into its own app as well: http://www.producthunt.com/posts... Then they slapped a 'sell' button on that too. This is a space I'm super interested in, to the extent I've started to prototype ecommerce tools targetting these platforms.
Frankie Bæza
Frankie Bæza@frankiebaeza · Founder @ ROAS.SYSTEMS
@andreasklinger I've been following the behaviour of popular selling groups for the past year and can see a trend in individuals doing there best to bypass "extortionate" fees such as ebays. Facebook could do some real damage to eBay with the right strategy. I'm looking forwards to seeing what you build Anton!
Romain Etchegoyhen
Romain Etchegoyhen@snapeuh · Co-founder at Dviance
Is this only for U.S. ? In France the website shows buttons to download the app on iOS / Android / Windows Phone instead of the login form. Here's what I have btw : http://cl.dvce.net/image/1s26241...
Jp Valery
Jp Valery@jpvalery · Customer Success @ LANDR / Ex-Gameloft
@snapeuh Same here in Canada :(
Krish Dholakiya
Krish Dholakiya@krrishd · itskrish.co
@snapeuh I'm here in the US and for some reason I also get that