More messaging! Wait, don’t leave sầu —this one is actually great news. Facebook moves its Messenger from a browser tab to lớn a standalone desktop tiện ích. Let’s face it, you already have sầu too many of those tiny barely recognizable tabs weighing upon your Chrome or Safari (not to mention the naughty spinning wheels they cause). Take your messages khổng lồ the Mac’s Doông chồng instead to see one of those tabs gone.

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And that’s only one of many perks. The brand-new phầm mềm means unlimited video calls và the familiar chatting environment with all your contacts already there. Let’s look at Messenger’s best capabilities when used on desktop, plus one cool alternative that will make your messaging even more convenient (spoiler: it’s IM+).

Why you should download Facebook Messenger

A bit of history first. In 2017, Facebook released a desktop app for Workplace, their very own collaboration tool. Everyone’s been wanting Messenger tiện ích for Mac, too. The COVID-19 quarantine with its spike in video clip conferencing added more fuel to lớn the fire. While Facebook Messenger has a handy đoạn phim chat feature, it would be of great help during these uncertain times. So here it is. As of April 20đôi mươi, Facebook Messenger is available on the App Store globally. What’s more, the company is rolling out a dedicated platform called Messenger Rooms (aka Zoom killer) for đoạn phim calls with up lớn 50 people. But that’s another story.

Basically, the newly released Facebook Messenger tiện ích is a full-featured replica of the browser version and mobile app. It has all the same superpowers và is as customizable as the original one. It also establishes the same philosophy —an easy way to lớn message and đoạn Clip chat with your loved ones. The huge perk that its counterparts don’t have sầu is a large screen.

Here’s what you get with the Messenger tiện ích in your Mac’s Dock:

Larger đoạn Clip calls, literally. Start a đoạn Clip call with up to lớn 8 people —you can jump on it right from the chat, just lượt thích you do in a browser. What changes is you get lớn see more of those smiley faces on a large screen.

Automatic chat sync. Once you install Facebook Messenger from the App Store, connect your protệp tin, & you’ll see your chat history travel lớn Mac’s desktop in a flash. This means you đại bại nothing —not even those conversations with your ex you need khổng lồ get rid of.

No Facebook feed distractions. The browser experience is very tricky because you can get easily sidetracked bumping inlớn some hot Facebook news —even though you only intended khổng lồ message a friend. With a dedicated phầm mềm, you get exactly what you came for.

Connect with friends. No need khổng lồ type a person’s gmail or phone khổng lồ message them. Since the phầm mềm syncs with your Facebook Friends, they are already there by mặc định.

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Save truyền thông media to Mac. How lớn download a đoạn phim from Facebook Messenger? In all versions, including the desktop app, you have sầu the “Save sầu to Downloads” button. mở cửa the video/phokhổng lồ right away and download, or find it in the shared truyền thông media thư mục accessible in the chat’s settings. The whole process is super intuitive sầu, so you won’t have to ponder over it.

Dark Mode, emojis, & custom colors. You can change the way your Facebook Messenger ứng dụng for Mac looks like by inflicting some darkness upon it. Or, mix it to mirror your System Preferences for consistency. There’s tư vấn for custom per-chat emojis and colors, too.


2. Make sure you control distractions

Lots of messengers means lots of messages. This is a no-brainer. But the beautiful thing about IM+ is that it actually helps you choose how many of those messages you want lớn let through. You can allow notifications for each messenger individually by toggling the Sound button in Preferences. Also, distinguish between work messengers & private chats with tags. Say, if you tag some services as “Work” and the others as “Private,” you can enable/disable a whole group in Preferences > Tags.

3. Hotkeys for extra speed

IM+ saves a lot of your precious time by taking away the pain of switching between messengers. But guess what, you can speed it up even more. For instant switching, use Commvà + the order of the tài khoản in IM+. You’ll find the order in the app’s menu > Go.


Let’s embrace the past và see how you could have created Messenger for Mac using Unite. No worries, it works with any other website just as seamlessly:

All you need is a URL. Copy và paste your website URL và think of a great name for the newly created Unite app. Upload the phầm mềm ibé if you want lớn customize the look —or let Unite assign a custom favicon to lớn it. That’s it. Get ready to hit the button.

Tweak it to lớn your liking. The chances are your website might not look that fabulous on macOS, so you’ll need to lớn customize it. Unite lets you toggle window titles, change tab bar colors, or enable tiện ích icon display flexibly. You can even use whitelisting and URL forwarding lớn determine which URLs are permitted into the app.

Sạc the ứng dụng lớn the status bar. If you want to lớn keep the Unite tiện ích cthua kém at hvà, you can pin it to lớn the status bar. Chechồng the option when creating your new tiện ích, or pin it later from the thực đơn. Once you stop using your status-bar ứng dụng, resize by dragging onlớn the circle in the bottom right corner lớn unpin.

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Both Unite & IM+ are a part of the Settiện ích suite —180+ best Mac apps you can use for 7 days free, then $9.99 per month. Most Mac power users are Settiện ích members because it helps them cut the cost of using premium software lượt thích Ulysses, CleanMyMac X, Gifox, & more. If you’re the lucky one, you can go ahead và install IM+ and Unite right away from your Setphầm mềm suite.

If you still want lớn kiểm tra out Facebook’s new creation, you can download Facebook Messenger on the App Store for miễn phí. It’s the easiest way to stay connected with your family & friends —which is so important in the uncertain times of self-isolation.

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