Facebook launches its Messenger app for macOS and Windows 10 desktop users. Subsequently, it allows all those users to have a voice call, texting and video call for free on their desktops. The Facebook Messenger app is available on the Mac app store and Microsoft store. Previously, the app was only available on iOS and Android.
The apt timing of the Messenger app launch
The timing of the launch of the Facebook Messenger app for Windows and Mac can’t be any better. With the pandemic COVID-19 putting all countries under complete lockdown, there happens to be a significant jump in the use of texting and video calling apps. For example, the Zoom app has hit the 200 million mark globally, and more than 10 million in India.
Facebook’s report on the rising trend of usage of Messenger and the reason behind it
According to a recent report, Facebook claims that the usage of desktop browsers for the purpose of voice and video calling on Messenger has jumped more than twice in the last few months. During that statement, Facebook didn’t mention about the evident reason behind this significant rise ‘the novel coronavirus’. On the other hand, there is a hike in Hangouts Meet usage to nearly 25 times.
Why is Facebook Messenger app more preferable over other similar platforms?
Despite the rising trend in users of other video chat platforms like Houseparty and Zoom, the security concern happens to be the biggest drawback. Whereas, Facebook Messenger used end to end encryption and eventually, the privacy and security of users are not compromised.
How to download the Messenger app on your Mac or Windows desktop?
- Go to the Windows or Mac App Store, and download the Facebook Messenger app.
- After downloading, launch the application on your Mac or Windows desktop.
- And, then you can either log in with your email ID or phone number.
- Lastly, once you sign in, you will be able to have audio and video calling on your desktop through the Facebook Messenger app.