Facebook Messenger is an IM app for Android and iOS that has recently received a major update. The update brings the app on par with other messengers which have phone number based registrations. Earlier, Facebook Messenger could only be used to chat with other Facebook users. This update makes it possible to connect with anyone on Facebook, regardless of whether they are on your friend-list. Today, we’ll show you how to get Facebook Messenger on your PC or Mac.
How to get Facebook Messenger for PC
Facebook Messenger is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. However, you may also download the Android app and install Facebook Messenger on your computer (Mac or PC).
Download Facebook Messenger for PC
There is no official PC version of Facebook Messenger available, except of course, the desktop application for Windows 7 and above, with basic chat features. If you want the latest version of Messenger, you may download the Android version of the app on your PC.
How to Install the New Messenger on PC
Some Android emulators are available to run Android Apps on Windows or Mac. The Android emulator that we’ll be using in order to run the New Messenger on PC is BlueStacks. BlueStacks is a popular Android emulator for PC and Mac that supports most Android apps available in Google Play.
Download and install BlueStacks App Player.
Messenger may be installed via Google Play or through app search directly from BlueStacks. To install via Google Play in BlueStacks, we need an Android Launcher app in order to access the Play Store app. The launcher app we are going to use here is ADW Launcher.
- Download and install ADW Launcher on BlueStacks.
- Launch ADW Launcher.
- Browse through the app list and open Google Play.
- Sign in and setup your Google Account for the Play Store.
- After setup is complete, search for Facebook Messenger.
- Click the install button. Facebook Messenger will be installed within BlueStacks.
How to use Messenger on PC
Once Facebook Messenger is installed, launch it from the Home screen shortcut. The first few screens will help you to setup your messenger. You may register your phone number in order to access new features. Messenger users can now connect to Facebook users, even if they aren’t your Facebook friends.
Why use Facebook Messenger on PC
Facebook Messenger will let you to chat with any Facebook or Messenger user right from your own computer. You can start chatting with any person who’s currently on Facebook or have the Messenger app installed on their mobile. Also, Facebook Stickers provide an exciting way of expressing your thoughts. Just ask your friends to try out Facebook Messenger, and you can add them to chat by simply entering their phone numbers.
If you prefer to have an instant messenger experience from your Mac or PC, Facebook Messenger for PC is a great option.