Facebook debuts standalone Messenger app on Mac and PC
In the past month, Facebook says it has seen a more than 100 percent increase in people using their desktop browser for audio and video calls via Messenger. The new desktop app could make it easier to stay in touch. You’ll no longer have to juggle browser tabs and windows.
Companies like Zoom and Slack are also working to make their video chat services more appealing. Zoom has vowed to complete an extensive security review, and yesterday, Slack added Microsoft Teams video call options. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Messenger developers are also working with governments to help spread reliable coronavirus information.