Facebook has been continuously working on the updates and changes and in the annual F8 conference they announced what will be seen on their platforms in the near future. In these announcements, the updates on Facebook’s messaging platforms( Messenger/ Whatsapp) are also included.
It might not look like a significant development but with an aim to expand the usage of Messenger Facebook has come up with a dedicated desktop app for the same.
“People want to seamlessly message from any device, and sometimes they just want a little more space to share and connect with the people they care about most. So today we’re announcing a Messenger Desktop app. You can download the app on your desktop – both Windows and MacOS – and have group video calls, collaborate on projects or multi-task while chatting in Messenger,” told Facebook.
Among the added features, group video call seems to be one of the most useful updates for business users. Up to six users can be added in a group video chat on messenger whereas up to 50 people can be added in a conversation.
Facebook informed that the new desktop add is in the testing phase right now and they can be expected to roll it out fully towards the end of this year.
Additionally, Facebook took a step in order to address the current privacy concerns and provided a new option where you can limit your interactions to preferred groups of close friends on Messenger.
“Close connections are built on messaging, which is why we are making it easier for you to find the content from the people you care about the most. In Messenger, we’re introducing a dedicated space where you can discover Stories and messages with your closest friends and family. You’ll also be able to share snippets from your own day and can choose exactly who sees what you post,”said Facebook.