Messenger for Desktop

Messenger for Desktop 1.4.3

An unofficial Facebook desktop client

While Facebook Messenger may be a breeze to access on your phone or your browser through the official apps, using it as a desktop client has always been a bit tricky. Messenger for Desktop aims to solves this problem (although this app is unofficial and not associated with Facebook in any way). View full description

PROS

  • Chat without opening Facebook
  • Facebook options are automatically imported
  • Same options as the official Facebook Messenger apps

CONS

  • Unofficial app that isn't associated with or supported by Facebook
  • Interface is unimaginative

Excellent
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While Facebook Messenger may be a breeze to access on your phone or your browser through the official apps, using it as a desktop client has always been a bit tricky. Messenger for Desktop aims to solves this problem (although this app is unofficial and not associated with Facebook in any way).

Chat without opening Facebook

Messenger for Desktop is an unofficial client that allows you to use Facebook’s messaging service on your PC without having to be connected to the social network (although you have to login via the client, of course).

It has exactly the same options as the Facebook Messenger mobile apps: chat, stickers, and voice and video calling. What makes it more interesting is that you can receive message notifications in the taskbar while the app is minimized.

If you regularly use the chat option on the Facebook website, you’ll have no trouble using Messenger for Desktop. Most of the options are in exactly the same place with the same icons, while all the others are easy to identify.

Send messages in full screen

One of the problems with using Facebook’s chat option on the web is that it appears in a small window. You can only extend it by clicking on one of your conversations, but this is a bit clunky and can lead you to unintentionally close a tab on your browser.

Messenger for Desktop solves this problem, as you can chat in full screen or resize the window to suit your needs. This option is particularly useful if you're chatting at work and want to do it discreetly.

When you open and login to Messenger for Desktop, it imports all the options from your Facebook profile so you can start chatting immediately. The only option you might need to configure is whether to turn message notifications on or off.

In terms of design, Messenger for Desktop has a very similar interface to Facebook.

Good for users of Facebook chat on the web

If you regularly user the chat option in the Facebook website, then Messenger for Desktop will be right up your street. It’s easy to use, doesn’t hog computer memory, and allows you to chat more discreetly without opening Facebook (like the separate official Messenger apps do).

Messenger for Desktop

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Messenger for Desktop 1.4.3

User reviews about Messenger for Desktop

  • Nikhil Malik1193348644

    by Nikhil Malik1193348644

    "its a virus"

    it is worst and fully a virus please dont install it it opens a new window on my pc without my permission. More.

    reviewed on November 16, 2017

  • Nikhil Malik1193348644

    by Nikhil Malik1193348644

    "its a virus"

    it is worst and fully a virus please dont install it it opens a new window on my pc without my permission. More.

    reviewed on November 16, 2017

  • Alan Moody1199099044

    by Alan Moody1199099044

    "can't sign up"

    Tried to sign up, got to the sign in where it ask for your email provider, when I click in the box it gives me a drop do... More.

    reviewed on October 14, 2017

  • Aravinda Prakash1236902374

    by Aravinda Prakash1236902374

    "Love it. I use it all the time."

    I just downloaded it on my desktop. I love it on my cellphone. More.

    reviewed on August 24, 2017

  • Donatus Nde Forya

    by Donatus Nde Forya

    "messenger for Desktops is more convenient with the desktop key board"

    Can only use it at home whereas with your phone you can send messages any where you carry your phone. More.

    reviewed on July 31, 2017

  • johnniejacobs

    by johnniejacobs

    "great"

    it is the best i have ever seen i love the way i can make calls when my dumb phone donot work i can still make the c... More.

    reviewed on July 29, 2017