Now more than ever, people are using technology to stay in touch with the people they care about, even when physically apart. Over the past month, we saw more than a 100% increase in people using their desktop browser for audio & video calling on Messenger.
Facebook Messenger launches a new desktop app so you can video chat on a bigger screenFacebook Messenger said Thursday it's launching a new desktop app, a move that comes as more people are using the social network's messaging service for calls since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak. You can already use Messenger on a desktop browser by logging into the main social network, but now there's a separate desktop app.
Facebook brings Messenger to desktop with free unlimited group video callsFacebook has announced the arrival of Facebook Messenger - its standalone chat app - on desktop with unlimited support for video group chat. As more and more people begin using video conferencing due to the coronavirus, the move from Facebook seems sensible and will pit it against the likes of Zoom, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams. Facebook is launching Messenger on both Windows and MacOS and says chats will sync across mobile and desktop.
Facebook rolls out standalone Messenger app for Mac, Windows: How it comparesVideo calls are an absolute lifeline for most of us stuck at home in social-distancing limbo right now. Instead of heading out the door to work or school, even the most non-tech-savvy among us are firing-up chat apps like Zoom, Hangouts, and Skype on computers and mobile devices.
Facebook launches standalone Messenger desktop app for Mac and WindowsJuly 2019: Facebook data scandal: Social network fined $5bn over 'inappropriate' sharing of users' personal information March 2019: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to rebuild based on six 'privacy-focused' principles: Private interactions Encryption Reducing permanence Safety Interoperability Secure data storage Zuckerberg promised end-to-end encryption for all of its messaging services, which will be combined in a way that allows users to communicate across WhatsApp, Instagram Direct, and Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Launches Desktop Messenger Video Chat | PYMNTS.comThe desktop version of popular app Facebook Messenger has arrived on Mac and Windows computers, letting people communicate via video chat during a time when everyone is using that means of communication. Video chat and other similar modes of connection have become a lifeline for millions as the coronavirus' high contagion rate has forced everyone to work and interact socially from the comfort of their homes.
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