How To Get Messenger Video: Facebook's New Desktop App

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Facebook Australia has launched a new desktop app called Messenger Video. The app - which is available from today - does exactly what is says on the tin with an emphasis on group video calls and multitasking. Here are the details.

Anyone who has used Facebook Messenger's video chat function will be familiar with how Messenger Video works. However, the new app has been overhauled for desktop users and comes with some significant improvements over the existing inbuilt version.

Interestingly, the app is being offered to Australian Messenger users before anyone else in the world. Here's the spiel from Facebook:

With the Messenger Video app, you can take advantage of the desktop's large screen to have group video calls, collaborate, or multi-task while chatting with friends and family. With a native app experience, Messenger's desktop video chat app can create deeper, richer experiences by taking advantage of the desktop OS.

The native app provides many more ways to conveniently connect with friends and family with a single click, no matter what you're doing:

  • Starts in the background on login
  • Allows mini-view for multitasking while in video call
  • Delivers rich desktop notifications

Messenger Video is available on Windows and MacOS devices, including laptops and desktops. To try it for yourself, click here!


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