Facebook Messenger coming to Mac, released for Windows

“In another display of how native apps are beating the web, the social networking behemoth Facebook revealed intentions to launch its first native chat client for the Mac,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac.

“Put simply, it brings Facebook to your desktop and lets you chat with people without logging into Facebook.com in a browser,” Zibreg reports. “The company posted Messenger app for iPhone in August 2011 and today released the Facebook Messenger for Windows client, bringing the Facebook Chat functionality to beige boxes.”

Zibreg reports, “According to The Verge, ‘A Mac version is on the way, but the company declined to give us a timeframe for that one.’ Sounds like Facebook’s Mac client will be the perfect candidate for the new Notifications feature in OS X [Mountain] Lion.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Just what we need, another dedicated client for messaging.
    What Apple needs to do is put iMessage on the iPad/iPhone and give its users the option of adding outside services.

    Apple talks about being able to pick up your device and have any content loaded on it.

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