How do i get the messenger app for desktop?

Chances are if you"ve sầu heard of Facebook, you’ve sầu heard of Messenger. But, if the latter isn’t true, you’ll learn the best of the basics for using the application in this article.

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In short, Messenger is the instant messaging extension of Facebook. The app was released in 2011 & has since rivaled the features and functionality of most other similar apps. 

The Facebook Messenger ứng dụng is designed lớn go well beyond standard text messaging by offering features lượt thích HD video clip calling, voice messaging, and group chat.

Don’t have a Facebook account, you say? No worries.

Aside from its numerous cool features (which we’ll discuss here shortly), what makes Messenger uber-awesome is that you vì not need a Facebook trương mục to lớn access or use it. Rather, Messenger is a standalone app that anyone can use. There are many ways lớn access Facebook Messenger, whether you have sầu Facebook or not or whether you prefer desktop or sản phẩm điện thoại.

Now for the ins & outs of Facebook’s nifty little messaging app.


How khổng lồ Set Up Messenger Without Facebook (5 Steps)

Setting up Messenger without Facebook is simple. However, the sign-up process must be completed using the Messenger mobile phầm mềm. The first step is khổng lồ tải về the Messenger app on your điện thoại device.

To create a Facebook Messenger account:

Open the Messenger tiện ích on your di động device. Cliông xã Not on Facebook? at the bottom of the screen. Enter your mobile phone number and clichồng Continue. Enter the code that Messenger sends to lớn the phone number you entered. Messenger will attempt to read your phone contacts:

To allow the app to lớn access your contacts, clichồng Allow.

To restrict the tiện ích from accessing your contacts, cliông chồng Deny.

How khổng lồ Access Facebook Messenger from Your Desktop

Once you’ve completed the steps above, you’ll be able to lớn access và use Messenger from your desktop without Facebook. Simply go khổng lồ & sign in to lớn use the app on your desktop.

Alternatively, an unofficial option would be to lớn tải về a third-buổi tiệc nhỏ tiện ích called Messenger for Desktop. Keep in mind that this is not an official Facebook ứng dụng, but it will get the job done.

If you’re already using Facebook and just want lớn access Messenger from your desktop, the process is similar: go to & log in using your Facebook login credentials. 

How khổng lồ Use Facebook Messenger on Your Desktop

Now for the fun part.

As we noted earlier, Messenger comes with a handful of really cool features.

Quick Note: For those without a Facebook tài khoản, you’ll be happy lớn know that these features are the same as the ones available to Facebook users—so you’re not missing out on anything (trust us, we double-checked).

Let’s take a quichồng look at each of the features và discuss how you can use them on your desktop.


Use Messenger for Voice và Video Calls

Yes, you read that correctly: Messenger offers both voice hotline & video điện thoại tư vấn options.

So, depending on what kind of mood you’re in, you can place a standard audio gọi khổng lồ your family and friends, or instead, opt for the face-to-face video điện thoại tư vấn option. But perhaps best of all, these calls can be made khổng lồ anyone in the world.

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From Your Desktop

To use Messenger for voice & đoạn Clip calls on your desktop you need to:

Cliông xã on the phone icon in the top right corner lớn place a voice callCliông chồng on the video clip camera inhỏ in the top right corner lớn place a video clip call

Skết thúc Text Messages Using Messenger

Facebook introduced the option to lớn send và received SMS text messages in năm 2016.

With this option, you can—as you may have sầu already guessed—send and receive sầu text messages.

Much like other texting platforms, your texts can include photos and videos.

From Your Desktop

To send a text message using Messenger, you need to:

Click on the settings ibé in the upper left corner và click SMS

Enable Default SMS App

Quick Note: SMS messages are different than actual Messenger conversations. These are text messages that are sent & received using the Messenger phầm mềm. On the other hvà, Messenger conversations are just that: Messenger conversations with others who are using Messenger. The former (SMS) requires you to enter the contact’s phone number, the latter (Messenger convo) does not.

Another Note: SMS messages appear in purple. Messenger conversations are shown in xanh.

And Lastly: SMS messages can be archived, unarchived, & deleted.


Take Pictures và Videos Using Messenger

Another feature of Messenger is the ability to lớn take pictures and videos.

From Your Desktop

To take pictures & videos using Messenger, you need to:

xuất hiện the conversation that you want to add the đoạn phim or pictureClichồng on the camera iconClichồng the shutter button to take a pictureHold the shutter button lớn take a video

Search và Skết thúc Stickers, GIFs, and Emoticons

If you like lớn express your emotions through picture characters and other dễ thương truyền thông, consider yourself in luchồng. Messenger comes chocked full of stickers, GIFs, & emojis for just about any feeling, emotion, or reaction.

From Your Desktop

To search & send stickers, GIFs, & emojis on your desktop, you need to:

Cliông xã on the smiley face (☺) ibé directly under the icon fieldType something (e.g., food) inlớn the Search icons field to filter stickers, GIFs, và emojis

Skết thúc Money via Facebook Messenger

Owe a friend a few dollars? Messenger can handle that too.

Sending money is super simple with Messenger and can be used with the clichồng of one button. Literally.

From Your Desktop

To skết thúc money via Messenger on your desktop you need to:

Cliông chồng on the Send Money button, at which time you can select your recipient, input the amount you want to send, and add an optional memo khổng lồ accompany the payment.


Start a Group Chat in Messenger

Sometimes the conversation is better when all of your friends are involved.

If that’s the case, you’ll want to lớn take advantage of Messenger’s group chat option.

From Your Desktop

To start a group chat in Messenger, you need to:

Clichồng the pencil-on-paper iconSelect or type the name of each person you want to add to lớn the group chatProceed by typing your messageWhen finished, clichồng Send

Log Out of Messenger

All good things must come khổng lồ an kết thúc, right?

Well, in this case, when you’re ready khổng lồ logout of Facebook Messenger for the day, you can do so quickly và easily.

From Your Desktop

To log out of Messenger on your desktop, you need to:

Cliông xã on the settings ibé in the upper left corner and cliông xã Log Out


Other Awesome Features

A few more awesome features of Facebook Messenger that deserve sầu our attention include:

Requesting an Uber or Lyft ride (using your existing account)Sharing your location with others (available on the điện thoại phầm mềm only)Creating reminders (available on sản phẩm điện thoại phầm mềm only)Sharing your custom scan code with others for instant addingRecording voice messages

Messenger also lets you know when your messages are seen by the recipient và allows you to lớn play games inside the app—eliminating the need lớn visit another website.

You’d be hard-pressed khổng lồ find a better multi-feature messaging tiện ích than Messenger, if we may say so ourselves.

And what’s the best way khổng lồ add Messenger khổng lồ your daily mix without it disrupting your productivity? With Shift, of course!

That’s right, your Shift Advanced trương mục integrates with Messenger.

And the end result is quite beautiful. No more logging in and out of Messenger, or switching between multiple tabs. Add it to your Shift Advanced account & điện thoại tư vấn it a day.