Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps

Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps – TechCrunch

Apr 02, 2020 by Josh Constine – TechCrunch

Key Facts

  • They bring the same features as the browser version, but make it easier to keep your chat threads handy than having Messenger buried in one of many tabs.
  • But given the conference is cancelled due to coronavirus this year and users clearly wanted the desktop apps now, it made sense to launch them without a big press event.
  • Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of Facebook Messenger right now is that it can only handle up to 8 group video call participants, opposed to 100 or even 500 with Zoom.
  • Facebook’s Workplace chat desktop apps offer screensharing so it seems reasonable that Messenger could add that option in the future.

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