Facebook Messenger is an application widely used on mobile phones, which now gains support for video calls on Windows and Mac thanks to a new desktop application, which will be very useful in these days of quarantine.
We have already presented the best apps for making video calls, and now Messenger wins over the competition. With millions of people locked in their homes, with the big computer screen and WiFi available, the app for Windows 10 and macOS makes a lot of sense.
Furthermore, Facebook allows video calls in groups of up to 8 people, something interesting if we think that when making group video calls on WhatsApp the limit is half. Of course, using Messenger is free, with no time limitations.
Facebook Messenger also allows conventional text chats, and offers the possibilities expected on a computer: we can put it in the background to talk while we perform other tasks, and receive notifications when they send us messages.
The experience is very similar to Messenger on mobile phones or its web version, since it allows us to send audios, stickers, GIFs and attached files. It even has dark mode, which will come in handy if we make late-night video calls.
Facebook had somewhat abandoned its applications for Windows and Mac, not only the social network itself, but also the computer versions of Instagram or WhatsApp, but the coronavirus quarantine has made it react.
Maybe because Zoom video calls are becoming very popular these days, and many users have joined Houseparty to enjoy games while talking with family and friends.
The advantage of Messenger is that, when logging in with the Facebook password, we directly our friends on the social network will come out as contacts, so we won't have to search and add them, unlike in a program we use for the first time.
Overall, the revamped Messenger app on Windows and Mac works well, has an attractive design, and has the advantage of great number of members in the social network, so it can be useful for us to keep in touch.
What do you think of this new application? Are you comfortable using Messenger to make group video calls?