Facebook Messenger reaches globally as a desktop application on Windows and macOS with a great appeal: group video calls

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Facebook has launched this Thursday a desktop application Messenger, its popular messaging service, to Windows and macOS with a great attraction, taking into account the global situation: chats and group video calls.

Without referring specifically to the pandemic of disease, coronavirus, the company stresses that “now more than ever” the people we use technology to keep in touch with the people that matter to us, “even when they are physically separated”, and what have you noticed in your statistics.


In the midst of the pandemic, Facebook launches globally the desktop application of windows live Messenger with group video calling including

“During the past month, we saw an increase of over 100 % in the number of people using the browser of your desktop to make audio and video calls in Messenger”, they explain. A feature that now comes to Messenger applications for Windows and macOS released to the global level.

Group video calling in a service with 2,500 millions of users

Messenger Desktop Multitasking

Desktop application Messenger they are not exactly new. Yes it is the macOS, but not both, the Windows that we can find in the Microsoft Store and whose launch occurred in march 2014.

What is new is the global launch, the arrival to the computer of Apple, the prominence that from Facebook want to give the function of video calling and the asset that they want to play against the confinement of half the world: the of your thousands of millions of users spread across the globe.

Facebook remembers that his 2,500 million users are also active users of Messenger

Because 2,500 million active monthly users are not anything. And they all, without exception, are potential users of Messenger but not to use the service. “You don’t need to know the email or the phone number of someone that all your friends in Facebook have Messenger”recall from the company in a context in which the application downloads of video calls has soared considerably.

And how do you use the group video calling? Very easily. Simply install the application from the Microsoft Store or the Mac App Storeto initiate a chat with any friend, click on the camera icon found in the top right and start a video call with him. Then, to add new contacts, click on the corresponding icon located in the bottom center of the screen.

Messenger for desktop usaamong other technologies, Electron, which confirms its arrival at the desktop from the web, React Native and MSYS.


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Facebook Messenger reaches globally as a desktop application on Windows and macOS with a great appeal: group video calls

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