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Ryan Hoover
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:
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Catherine TrestiniFreelance 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.
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Ruben Martinez Jr.
Web Engineer at OkCupid
@rrhoover @cattrestini Same! What gives?
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Catherine TrestiniFreelance 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*
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David Bauer
Chief Content Officer Refind.com
@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.
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Catherine TrestiniFreelance 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.
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Greg Barbosa
Founder, Prayer Hands Apparel
Combine this with Fluid (http://www.producthunt.com/l/d63...) and you got yourself a pretty nice Mac app.
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Zac Coffman-Magaha
Marketing Generalist 2 at PayPal
@gregbarbosa Haha, we really were thinking alike!
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Martin SchurrerCo-Founder, PSPDFKit
@gregbarbosa Was my first thought too, but Fluid's early & proprietary Desktop Notifications don't seem to work with Messenger
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Ana Medinaengineer, designer, geek, cs dropout
@gregbarbosa this is actually pretty sweet!
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Zac Coffman-Magaha
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.
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ArunHappiness Engineer, Automattic
@gregbarbosa I wish to see a fully native app though. :(
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Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
@nocodemvp + @startupstash (sold)
This should definitely get a dedicated Mac app
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Andreas Klinger
Remote First Capital 🏝 / AngelList ✌️
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)
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Anton Troynikov
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.
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Anton Troynikov
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.
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FBhttps://www.thisisanadvert.com
@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!
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Romain EtchegoyhenCo-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...
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Jp Valery
Growth Operations Manager @ Local Logic
@snapeuh Same here in Canada :(
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Krish Dholakiya
itskrish.co
@snapeuh I'm here in the US and for some reason I also get that
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Braden Hamm
Designer
I don't know if I'll start using this on the web, but I have definitely started using Messenger a lot more since it split out into it's own app. I use iMessage a lot on my computer when I'm at work, so maybe a dedicated Mac app would be a better fit?
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Tim JohnseniOS at Pinterest, formerly at Flipboard.
@bradenhamm I would absolutely love a Mac app.
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Bartek NowakowskiCo-Founder at Fooder
distraction-free most useful FB feature!
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This is great. Obviously it's bad news for third party fb messenger apps but Facebook obviously wants to control the experience. I guess the next web update would include 3rd party apps within the Messenger platform. Don't know about everyone else but I prefer this unbundling approach, as I sometimes only want chat but no Facebook for distraction :). For reference, I have friends who only have fb messenger (and possibly Facebook Groups) on their phones but no Facebook. My only caveat is WhatsApp web has kinda replaced my fb messenger so I would love to know how they'll solve/differentiate between the two products.
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Tim JohnseniOS at Pinterest, formerly at Flipboard.
This looks a lot like their iPad app, and a lot like an iOS app in general. Wonder if there's more "webby" design principles it should embrace.
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Will Imholte
Designer, Prime
@timonus It looks a lot like a direct copy of the iCloud web-apps, which of course are 'inspired' by the iOS version. I reloaded the page with my user agent set to Windows/Chrome and the design as the same (I guess I was half expecting it to switch to a more windowsy design). Anyway, it looks at home on the web/my computer to me. The responsive elements seem smart to me. Most interestingly, the Info panel defaulted to on in my window, and as I scaled the window down it disappeared when appropriate. If I hit the info button at that point it overlayed on top of the chat. If I increased the window size it stuck around, then if I decreased it again it continued to overlay ontop of the chat. Smart!
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Zac Davies
Customer Success Manager @ Mentorloop
Looks like it's down already unfortunately. https://twitter.com/search?q=mes... Seeing this myself atm.
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Catherine TrestiniFreelance Social Media Strategist in FL.
@zacdavies Nice catch.
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