Facebook ((FB – Free Report) launched the very first standalone Messenger application for computers, available for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS.
The social media giant originally announced Messenger desktop apps at its F8 conference a year ago. But as the conference was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic, the application was launched while Messenger witnessed a huge increase in audio and video conferences due to blockages around the world in light of the pandemic. of coronavirus.
The Messenger desktop app has features similar to its smartphone app version, including group video calls, dark mode, GIFs, chat syncs, and notification settings, including mute notifications.
Facebook said there has been a 100% increase in the number of people using their desktop browser for audio and video calls on Messenger.
Facebook has notably opened the Messenger application, which has more than a billion users, to developers for the creation of chatbots that will allow businesses to extend customer service and other transactions.
In addition, the tech giant is rewriting the application from scratch to make it the world’s fastest and most secure main messaging platform. It also strives to provide end-to-end encryption and ephemerality to improve the user experience on the platform.
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