After waiting a few years, Facebook Messenger now provides native compatibility for Mac M1 and M2 computers. The new version of the app should run more smoothly and provide a more satisfying experience for users.
In November 2020, Apple released the first Macs using an Arm-based M1 chip, which it used in 13-inch variants of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. In the first three months of 2021, Apple announced the M1 iMac and the M1 iPad Pro. Apple spent over a decade perfecting semiconductors for the iPhone and iPad, culminating in the M1 CPU, which has received widespread acclaim for its outstanding performance and energy efficiency.
It’s uncertain how much Facebook was capable of improving the Messenger experience in the absence of adequate release notes. However, the majority of programmers can improve the responsiveness, battery efficiency, and overall performance of their programs.
What you can accomplish with Facebook Messenger on macOS is as follows:
- Increase your typing speed, hold multiple video chats at once, and never miss a message with desktop notifications;
- Allow for the unlimited stay of up to 50 guests;
- When words just won’t do, replace them with a sticker, GIF, or emoji;
- Dark Mode can help reduce eye strain by decreasing screen glare in dim environments;
- Share your experiences with close pals by sending images and videos. Get files sent to you and speed up your work;
Despite WhatsApp’s macOS client presently being in beta testing, an update is imminent for it. Facebook Messenger is the only Meta app to offer native Apple Silicon compatibility. The new beta is based on Apple’s Catalyst platform, which makes it simple for developers to migrate iOS programs to macOS. Based on WhatsApp for iOS, the new application makes advantage of the system’s native APIs.
Although the new WhatsApp app has not yet been made available, you can use the worldwide Facebook Messenger app by going to the App Store on your Mac.