Facebook Reportedly Developing Messenger for Mac
Chatting from a desktop is still not as convenient as it is from a phone. Despite several issues, desktop messaging apps haven’t gotten much consideration in the last few years. But that may be about to change very soon. Recently, TechCrunch has collected some photographic evidence and an eyewitness claims that Facebook has built an as-yet-unreleased Facebook Messenger for Mac desktop app.
Presently, if you want to chat with your Facebook friends while doing a job on the desktop, you need to keep switching your web browser tabs every time you write something. Releasing an official Facebook Messenger app for Mac could make it simple for users to chat anytime when they’re on their Mac. Rather than switching from one of many tabs, you would be able to access the dedicated messenger right away from the dock.
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Separating messenger from Facebook could probably make it easier for people who want to stay away from Facebook’s advertisements. In reality, the more people chat on Facebook’s site the more they get involved into its features, including newsfeed where the company earns money on ads.
On the other hand, increasing the number of people who are instantly available through Facebook Messenger makes the app more important for people regardless of what device they access it through.
In any case, Facebook appears to be willing to sacrifice this in order to win the war to control the messaging sector. After all, the company effectively separated its messenger app from its core app.
However, Facebook declined to give an opinion or affirmation on the rumor.