Better Late Than Never!! – Geoffrey Chaucer
The above lines fit precisely on the recent announcement we received from Facebook about Facebook Messenger. Finally, all the Mac users in the world would feel a bit better that they will be able to access FB Messenger on Mac quite soon. Yeah, you heard it right!!
Last year in April, Facebook announced to launch Messenger for Mac before the end of 2019However, it got delayed for unknown reasons.
Now, the company has launched the Facebook Messenger for Mac this week, and users are going gaga over it. The official app of the FB Messenger, not the unofficial one that few of us had been using it for quite a long time.
What is Facebook Messenger?
With more than 1.5 billion people using Facebook Messenger, it’s the second most used app in the world. The first one on the spot is WhatsApp Messenger (more than 2 billion users) & ironically both come under the brand, Facebook Inc. A small yet measurable amount of group wouldn’t have any idea what or how FB Messenger works.
Facebook Messenger is an individual app (By Facebook) that’s been used to share text messages & media sharing to individuals as well as groups. The initial version of the FB Messenger was called Facebook Chat in 2008 & later it’s been renamed as Facebook Messenger.
This end-to-end encrypted messaging service also has the option of voice & video calling. These services make FB Messenger stand out tall in the crowd. Even,with the help of Facebook Messenger, you can start chatting with your Facebook contacts as well as phone contacts.
Facebook Messenger announced Messenger Kids in December 2017 that’s been designed for kids under 13 years of age. This step was taken by considering the kind of content and the impact these platforms can have on a child. It’s quite apparentthat the company made some significantdifferences while working on Messenger Kids. And, it was worth the wait.
The parents won’t micromanage; however, they can control the kind of content their children are watching through the app. And that’s a big step.
At the end of 2019, Facebook announced not to support Facebook Messenger as the mobile number. To use the service, you will need to put the Facebook account details as the login credentials.
Facebook Messenger For Mac
The news became public near March 2019 when Facebook told about bringing Facebook Messenger to Mac before the end of 2019. However, things didn’t pan out as we expected, and that’s okay. Because now, in March 2020, almost after 2 months of the deadline, we can see the official app of Messenger for Mac on the Mac App Store.
One of the catch is that it’s only been launched in France as of now, and there are speculations of releasing it in the United States of America as soon as possible. Apart from France, no other region has got the update as an official app on the Mac App Store.
Perhaps, I’m throwing pebbles in the dark, but one of the probability can be that Facebook is considering France as their testing market. Perhaps,the company is thinking of testing the initial version in France before they pan out a full-fledged plan to release it across the world.
“It’s easier to manage the ‘chaos’ if that is without an ‘S’.”
Maybe the company is just trying to see what the France people think about the app along with any glitches or loopholes. Once those get covered by Facebook, they might release the product in all over the world, starting from the USA.
After all, they also need business and the ultimate goal, Money”. They know how popular brand Facebook is and anything associated with it will have higher chances of being in users’ phones for a long period of time.
So the road is getting clearer than before; Facebook is working on different markets to know the user’s reactions and then, will launch it globally. Until then, you can visit the messenger webpage and access the services from here.
Well, some of us are quite excited to use the app on Mac and also want to give our suggestions, (if any). What do you think about the arrival of Facebook Messenger on Mac? Please mention your thoughts in the comments section below