Remember when Facebook Messenger used to simply be called Facebook Chat? Those days are long gone and Facebook’s messaging service has turned into a whole platform capable of sending instant messages, photos, short videos, emojis, stickers, and more.
Today marks the day when Facebook and Messenger start taking different tracks. The messaging service still requires a Facebook account to work, but it’s available as a separate application that you can use in the browser.
It’s not really an application, however it looks and acts like one. The interface has been copied from the official Messenger app for iOS, which means that you get a split view of your recent conversations as well as quick access buttons that allow you to quickly compose a message or make a phone call.
The new Messenger for web is available for everyone to use. After testing it for a while in Chrome on Windows, I’ve got to say that it is pretty great, because lets me easily message my friends without looking at photos of cats, food, and babies. Click the link below to see how it works.