Made for big screens and close connections. Get access to free* texting, and high-quality voice and video chat built specifically for desktop.
MADE FOR DESKTOP, MADE FOR YOU
Type even faster, multi-task while video chatting so you never miss a moment and stay connected with desktop notifications.
SPEND QUALITY TIME IN HIGH QUALITY
Host one-on-one meetings or bring the whole group together with free*, high-quality voice and video chat features.
GET THE GROUP TOGETHER WITH ROOMS
Send a link to group video chat with anyone, even if they don't have Messenger. Host up to 50 people with no time limits.
SAY 'HI' IN LOW LIGHT WITH DARK MODE
Cut down glare from your screen in low-light situations, so you can stay in touch no matter when or where you are.
EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH STICKERS, GIFS AND EMOJIS
Tell your story with stickers, gifs and emojis when words aren't enough.
SHARE WITH FRIENDS
Send photos and videos to keep your close friends up to speed. Receive files for even more productivity.
*Calls are free over Wi-Fi but otherwise, standard data charges apply.
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Ratings and Reviews
First of all -- it is amazing how I can use Messenger app on my MacBook because I wouldn't like to have an iPhone and laptop at the same time, since they are all connected to the same account where we can communicating like iMessage, Messenger, WhatsApp, etc. Honestly, once this issues fixed for not receiving any notification (because I am deaf and i couldn't hear if it is ring me), for major issue is CPU and battery: my CPU is too high and battery went drain too fast, but my laptop isn't very old because I recently updated my new laptop since 6 months ago. By the way, it's beautiful feature when I can be able to enable dark mode to reduce my red eyes on the screen at night (still, doesn't help 100% due to screen). I would give three out of five, but this is still earlier verision of Messenger for macOS. I removed Messenger off of my computer but I will be looking forward to better-fixed version that come friendly support with our (in the world) computers' hardware. It's kinda funny when Messenger works like a charm on iPhone and iPad, but MacBook...
Needs to allow pinning chats at the top
This chat app is ... fine. I'm the right age for facebook, and all my peers are on it, so the network effect makes this more reliable than Whatsapp, Line, or iMessage.
However, like with Whatsapp, my chat list is a mess and it's hard to find chats with important friends or family, which often tend to get buried and lost down the list, off screen. For some reason the app suggests people to chat with at the top, whom I *never* chat with, and this just wastes space and muddies up the GUI. I wish I could turn this off and/or replace it with a list of chats *I've* pinned there, on purpose. That would be much more useful.
There's a search bar to find who I'm looking for but that takes at least two clicks and some typing -- far too much trouble. My most important contacts should be visible, waiting for me.
Kills the CPU on a Mac
This app is just fine on mobile platforms. My brand new Macbook Pro with 8GB of RAM was running the fan like crazy and couldn't even keep websites loaded. I checked the wifi, closed and reloaded tabs, did updates, etc. Nothing helped, and I was feeling like a I might have a serious problem. While I am pretty tech savvy in using the computer, I am not strong in the underlying workings of software and hardware. I did a little research online, which advised to check the Activity Monitor. Facebook Messenger was the top CPU process - 60% or something - with others nowhere close to that number. These were other programs with far more computing power - Google Chrome, MS word, iBooks, etc. I only had messenger open in the background. I uninstalled the app. Immediately, fans turned off and everything started working again. I did some more research and found out that many people were also having this problem in both Windows and Apple. This is a HUGE issue that Facebook needs to address before continuing to offer this app. It completely cripped a brand new computer just being open. That is unacceptable!
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- 48.7 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
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