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Facebook rolls out 'Messenger's standalone web version ' for desktop users

Facebook has recently launched a web version of its messenger, in a bid to make it easier for users to chat from a browser tab on a desktop.

Facebook rolls out 'Messenger's standalone web version ' for desktop users

Washington: Facebook has recently launched a web version of its messenger, in a bid to make it easier for users to chat from a browser tab on a desktop.

To access the standalone web page for messaging, users need to login with their Facebook account at the link Messenger.com, The Verge reported.

However, the company has no plans to remove messaging from its main site. The sole purpose of the Facebook Messenger is "messaging" and its web version is just a "blown-up" mobile version of the same.

The new messenger is not a proper desktop app but has a barebones settings menu through which users can enable or disable sound effects and desktop notifications.

All other account activities, which could distract users while chatting, like, viewing news feed, visiting someone's profile, blocking a contact or making any privacy settings changes, would be done through the primary site itself.