Messenger

Messenger for PC and Mac

Written by Facebook, Inc.


  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release date: 2022-07-14
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 155.0
  • File size: 107.62 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Mac OS 10, 11 10.12
  • How it works | What is Messenger?


Whatʹs Great

1. Host one-on-one meetings or bring the whole group together with free*, high-quality voice and video chat features.

2. Get access to free* texting, and high-quality voice and video chat built specifically for desktop.

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Messenger Features and Description


Key Features

Latest Version: 155.0

  • Licence: Free


  • What does Messenger do? 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. Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy | LEARN MORE at: https://messenger.com

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    Software Installation Requirements


    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 11
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8.1
    4. Windows 7
    5. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

    FAQs


    Messenger - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims


    • By kjdkjd
      3

      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.


    • By Purpleshrub
      1

      Kills the CPU on a Windows

      This app is just fine on mobile platforms. My brand new PC 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 Microsoft. 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!


    • By That Nick Cage Guy
      1

      Solution to an Intentional Problem

      I downloaded this messenger app for my Windows because I consistently had problems sending and viewing messages from my desktop browser on a Windows. Even though every other part of the internet would load just fine, apparently sending a few words on Facebook messenger was just too much for my internet. I downloaded this app and it works just fine, with all my desktop problems going away. This indicates to me that the browser based version of messenger is intentially handicapped in order to drive people over to using the app, which I'm sure does a better job of capturing my data for advertising. Apparently being able to scan all of my messages for ideas on what to sell me simply wasn't profitable enough all on its own. The fact that I needed to download this app to be able to reliably send single word messages in messenger is ludicrous, and whoever came up with the idea of crippling the browser version should be ashamed of themselves and the absolute waste they are to society.


    • By T. Nathan
      3

      Not good enough

      If you're looking for a simple app for Messenger, this will suit you just fine for the most part. But under the surface, this app simply does not have enough developer support. I don't fault the developers themselves, but it is evident that Facebook does not consider this a product worth investing much time or money in at all. Bugs, performance issues (CPU and RAM leakage, etc.), all built on a subpar Electron platform. Even little things like the window styling are broken on PC Big Sur, when they had months to address this before it was released to the public. Simply put, the lack of polish conveys a lack of importance on Facebook's part, which is a huge shame. Casual use is fine, but if you're looking for an app for Messenger even close to as polished as Microsoft's own Messages app, look elsewhere.


    • By ishka47
      1

      As if it was made to make life more difficult for people with ADHD

      This latest update renders the app essentially useless if you have ADHD and want to chat with your friends with out having to deal with constant distractions. You can no longer hide the "chats" panel, so instead of just the text you want to see (I.e., your conversation), you're also forced to mentally sift through a wall of other text and profile pictures, not to mention the constantly changing suggestions that you message people you haven't spoken to in a decade. It also takes up way more space on your screen, so if you were planning to use it to multi-task, that's about to get harder, too. Now, instead of enjoying conversations with my friends, I get to open the app and be stressed out by the amount of unwanted visual information taking up space that I would rather use for something I actually want to see. Guess I'm switching back to texting now.


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