Facebook and Messenger have two separate homepages now as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recently launched a Messenger client on the Web. With the new move, the social network is expected to be preparing for integrating Messenger Business, which will allow users to enter into conversations directly with companies about products and track their purchases and shipments.
Facebook (FB) takes cue from Hangout
Now with a separate domain, the visual appeal of the images, stickers and GIFs will become much better than before. Additionally, the option for making calls is available on the menu bar at the top right corner. Both voice and video calls can be made by simply clicking on either option, which would then lead to a new window with a call interface. This is very similar to Hangouts from Google.
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Also users will be able to send stickers, photos and emojis with the new standalone browser version of Messenger for the web. If a user just needs to send a quick mail, then he can do so simply using Messenger.com without needing to access Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) completely. Settings adjustments to desktop notifications and sound can be made with the help of a gear button located at the upper left corner.
Third-party integrations still not available?
Even after announcing various third-party app integrations at F8, the company has not make available anything on that front yet, says a report from The Next Web. For instance, if a user wants to share Giphy content directly from Web Messenger, then he/she will have to resort to the old way in which the link could be copied and pasted, or the GIF image file can be uploaded.
The web version will soon be available in several languages other than English. A user can make use of his Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) account for logging on to Messenger.com. All the current chats of the user will be dragged and displayed in full screen by the browser. There is no surety for now on whether the chat threads will be transferred to Messenger.com from the Facebook homepage. The latest move provides ample evidence that Facebook will work on its plan to build Messenger as a full platform for a chat and social commerce.