Messenger for Desktop

Messenger for Desktop 3.0

Chat using Facebook Messenger without a web browser
4.1  (116 votes)
3.0.8 (See all)

Most people think that there's no other way to use the ubiquitous Facebook Messenger on desktop computers and laptops than to access it by loading Facebook in a web browser page. Messenger for Desktop comes to prove otherwise. It lets you chat with your Facebook contacts without having to be glued permanenly to a web browser for this.

Messenger for Desktop is a neat, simple and free standalone application that lets you chat with any Facebook users and all you need is to download and install this tool and log in with your Facebook credentials. Then, things are as simple and self-explanatory as they can get. You have access to the same chat capabilities, features and settings as if you would use Facebook Messenger in a web browser. This tool supports group chats, stickers and emoticons, and even notifications, including the ones that let you know when people have seen your texts. Messenger for Desktop can also be used to make and receive HD calls, as well as to snap, record and share photos, videos, and voice messages.

This tool is both easy to use and powerful, yet it comes with an unbeatable price: it's completely free. Messenger for Desktop is in fact an open source project that will cost you nothing to install and to use.

To sum it all up, Messenger for Desktop is a great tool that leaves no room for criticism. It works exactly as it should work and makes Facebook chatting a nice and simple thing.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Open source
  • Neat and lightweight
  • Supports pretty much all Facebook Messenger features, functions, and options


  • Offers to install third-party apps (McAfee WebAdvisor) that aren't required by it to properly function
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