Photo evidence has emerged to indicate that Facebook might be designing Messenger Mac devices, and a Facebook staff was even captured using it. But as can be expected, Facebook was quick to deny the fact when asked to confirm the app, saying it does not comment on rumor or speculations - according to a report on TechCrunch.
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With a Facebook Messenger built for Mac app, people will be able to chat with friends and family with a desktop computer rather than relying on switching from one app tab to the other before communicating with people. With the dock, people will be able to access the Messenger desktop app without any hassles.
Facebook has been onto many secret apps from the beginning, even though it would deny knowledge of such things until it becomes obvious to people that the media giant is behind it – just as is the case with the Chat SDK that developers can use to create chat bots.
Facebook desires users to rely on it for everything, and since chat is immersive; the more people use Facebook chat the more they are swallowed in the company’s apps and features, such as the News Feed which pays the social platform huge income from advertisers.
Since online techs understand that instant messaging might be the future of mobile devices since users can be in touch with loved ones anywhere they go without any interruption, Facebook figures the number of people using its chat Messenger will rise significantly.
However, it is obvious Facebook intentionally separated Messenger from the main platform on mobile as a sacrifice for controlling chat functions the more. Now, the social company is delving into controlling chat on desktop computers too.
Why Facebook would build a desktop chat function instead of letting people use its website is not clear, but this is not the first time the social site would test products without necessarily releasing or shipping them. But knowing that Google, KakaoTalk, Kik, Line, and WeChat among others are dominating the chat world, it won’t be a surprise if Facebook is responding with its own dedicated messaging app for desktop to win back a portion of the market.