Facebook Launches Messenger For Web Browsers
Facebook launched a web-based version of its mobile Messenger app today , but unlike Messenger moves in the past, the social network isn’t planning to force it on anyone.
Last year Facebook sparked anger by making downloading the Messenger app mandatory for people who wanted to chat with Facebook friends on mobile devices. This time the spinoff is totally optional, a move intended to give people a way to communicate with Facebook contacts without logging into Facebook on the web.
The web experience is complementary to the app experience; all conversations are synced so people can shift easily between mobile and desktop devices.