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Facebook Takes On Zoom With New Messenger Desktop App For Video Calls
By Thanussha Priyah, 03 Apr 2020
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Facebook will be releasing a standalone desktop app for Messenger that enables video chats for those stuck at home in self-isolation. Messenger was previously only available as a mobile app, but now, the social media juggernaut will be releasing a separate desktop app for Messenger on macOS and Windows.
The desktop app was first announced back in 2019 during the F8 conference, and will be released at a time when more and more people worldwide are working from home to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Similar to Zoom, a popular video conferencing app, Messenger lets you collaborate and communicate with others via video calls while working in the background.
However, Facebook Messenger only allows video calls with up to eight people. Zoom, on the other hand, can handle conference calls of 100 to 500 people at once, per TechCrunch.
Messenger’s group video calls on the new app will also support GIFs and include a Dark Mode.
[via Mashable, cover image via Facebook]
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