Facebook launches Messenger for desktop
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Facebook launches Messenger for desktop

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So we've built a great new desktop app so you're gonna be able to chat and video chat. [APPLAUSE] In a native app, not just the browser. We are launching this on both Mac and Windows. This is one of our- [APPLAUSE] Top most requested features. Now let's take a look at how a private social platform can start to become the center of your social experience. So as an example, and we're launching a Friends tab in Messenger and over time you're going to see what your friends are sharing with you across our different apps. So if you follow someone on Instagram, you'll be able to see their stories. If your friends with someone on Facebook, you'll be able to see their posts and their stories. And it's going to be all private updates from friends, no public content. And this starts to give you just a sense of what is possible with interoperability between services and how a private platform can start to be more central. To how you interact with friends it also continues the trend that we've seen with stories where follow on conversations are happening in private messages rather than public comment threads more and more. All right we're also making video chat a lot better. We're launching the ability to co watch videos with your friends. And this is an example about video chat, which just really quickly is one of the basic ways that we all communicate privately, can start to become more of a platform for more of the ways that we would want to interact privately with each other.

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