Made for big screens and close connections. Get access to free* texting, and high-quality voice & video chat built specifically for desktop.
MADE FOR DESKTOP, MADE FOR YOU
Type even faster, multitask 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.
MAKE A STATEMENT WITH EMOJIS
Tell your story with 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.
This version includes several bug fixes and performance fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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...
Close but not perfect
It's great that there is now a desktop version of Messenger that has features like notifications and a dedicated dock icon. However, there are so many pieces of this that feel rushed. This isn't simply a port of the iOS application. This is a full Electron (read: mini web browser) application, which means that it spawns a ton of extra processes that use a lot of resources. Imagine running an extra version of Google Chrome, just to do Facebook messaging. Additionally, it is missing some key customization features like notification sounds. I really wish that this was a fully native app, and I could change the default notification sound.
Does not respect OS setting to always show scroll bar
Does not respect OS setting to always show the scroll bar. It hides it anyhow. why? who knows. drives me up the wall. PLEASE FIX THIS.
App constantly crashes and relaunches itself. It is new so I will let that slide but hopefully they fix this with an update.
Oddly the sidebar does not show the same chat group icon as the web does for marketplace related chats. Normally the icon is the item being sold, but this app instead shows the user profile icon. This leads to confusion. The iOS app and web site display the correct icon, only this mac os app does not.
- Facebook, Inc.
- 124.8 MB
- Social Networking
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
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- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.