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Facebook launches desktop version for Messenger as video calls increase

Facebook launched the desktop version of its Messenger app for Mac and Windows. According to Reuters, the move comes as use of videoconferencing apps like Zoom have soared after lockdowns were enforced to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Facebook had already announced the plan for the desktop version last year. The social network on Thursday noted that it saw more than a 100% jump in the number of people using their desktop browser for audio and video calling on Messenger over the past month.