That changes today, as Facebook just announced the release of the desktop versions of the Messenger app for Windows and Mac. The app will sync to your account and will give you the typical Messenger experience.
Given the number of Facebook users out there, it isn’t too farfetched to speculate there are about just as many Messenger users out there. With that, the platform has become a source of fake news and misinformation. To combat that scenario, Facebook is working with the UN to help spread reliable information on COVID-19, such as bringing Messenger developers to governments and develop bots to answer common questions.