Recently Facebook started forcing its mobile app users to start using its standalone messaging app. Now it looks like the company is trying the same with its Desktop users. Facebook has a dedicated domain and web based messaging ready at messenger.com
3 layered messaging app
The main difference from the one we have integrated with Facebook is, this dedicated messaging app utilized full width of your browser. Shows list of people with whom you had conversation recently to the left. In the center, you have the facility to message the selected user – it comes with usual animated and static emoticons, stickers, option to select and upload image from your computer and a quick like button. To the right hand column, it has brief detail of the person you’re chatting to.
Previously some people use to make use of some browser extensions/adons to remove the news feed, so that they can get rid of the extra distraction – if it was you, then messenger.com is exactly what you might be looking for.
Group Chat – Call – Video Chat
We can add more people to the chat by clicking on the + icon.
Click on the Call button to make call, if the person is also online.
Click on video calling icon, to start video calling – again, if the person is online.
To the left side we have the settings gear icon. Click on it to open a model window where we can enable/disable the notification sound, turn on/off the desktop notification.
Mute individual user
To mute the individual user, select the user first. To the right hand side you’ll get a check box to mute the the user – below the users profile picture.