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Messenger for Desktop

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You don’t need to rely solely on your mobile app to send messages to Facebook friends. And on your PC, instead of going to the Facebook website, you can quickly launch Facebook Messenger for Desktop. It’s a simple and beautiful application that allows you to chat safely and without distractions.

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Messenger for Desktop review

You don’t need to rely solely on your mobile app to send messages to Facebook friends. And on your PC, instead of going to the Facebook website, you can quickly launch Facebook Messenger for Desktop.

It’s a simple and beautiful application that allows you to chat safely and without distractions.

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Functionality 4,5/5

If you use Facebook as your main communication channel, Messenger for Desktop will make it even more convenient. You can download and install this application to connect with your Facebook friends instantly. Once installed, it will be integrated with your platform.

Messenger for Desktop gives you native notifications and can be launched on startup. Plus, you can pick any custom theme for your chat interface.

Here are some other features Messenger For Desktop offers:

  • HD Calls feature allows you to call your Facebook friends worldwide with HD quality audio;
  • Snap Photos and Videos feature allows you to use your webcam to capture photos and record videos, and then send them to your chat friends;
  • There are thousands of stickers to choose from, which you can use on your chat sessions;
  • Voice messages option;
  • Group chats.

Also, you can see which of your friends is active on Facebook now and who is off. The messages are displayed with certain signs when they are sent, delivered or read. And it’s not even worth mentioning that texting within the Facebook for Desktop application is free and unlimited.

Design 5/5

Facebook Messenger for Desktop has a clean and intuitive interface without any ads and distractions. It’s designed in a minimalistic style with white and blue colors dominating on the main screen. Like in most desktop messengers, the list of your contacts are sat on the left, and the chat itself takes the majority of the screen on the right.

You can customize your chat interface with various themes and use multiple stickers to brighten up your communication with friends.

Usability 4,5/5

To get started you need to have a Facebook account already. Go to Messenger.com where you can login and verify your account. Then, you will be able to login the Facebook Messenger for Desktop that will automatically add your friends to the contact list.

Within the application, you can adjust the settings such sounds and desktop notifications. If you turn on notifications, you will see a small alert on the screen when you get a new message.

Using Facebook Messenger for Desktop, you can use the same video and call options as on your smartphone: just click on the phone icon to start a call or the camera to start a video call. Both icons are on the top right corner of the screen. You can also choose to block a contact if they send annoying messages. And just like on the Android or iPhone app, you can search for conversation.

All messages will be synced with your smartphone and Facebook webpage.

Cross-platform use 5/5

Messenger for Desktop is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows XP or later, and Linux (DEB 32-BIT, DEB 64-BIT, RPM 32-BIT, RPM 64-BIT).

In-app purchases

All of the Messenger for Desktop functions are free to use, and it doesn’t feature any in-app purchases.

Conclusion

Messenger for Desktop is an excellent IM client without any commercials. It works great and doesn’t require visiting the Facebook page at all.

If you are one of those people who tend to open many tabs in the browser, it could be a waste of time looking for a Facebook tab just to type a quick answer. So, the native application is the best way to browse the web and chat with your friends at the same time.

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Conclusion

Messenger for Desktop is a simple application that enables you to chat with your friends without accessing the Facebook website.


Pros : Clean and simple design;
Easy to chat with Facebook friends;
Group-chatting features;
Fun stickers.

Cons : No away messages or statuses.


Functionality 4.5

Design 5

Usability 4.5

Cross-platform use 5


Average : 4.8




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