Facebook will launch a new desktop app for Messenger on both macOS and Windows later this year, according to a since-deleted blog post spotted by French blog iGenerationahead of Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference.
A screenshot of the Windows version of the app reveals that it will look rather similar to both Skype and Apple’s own Messages app on Mac. Facebook said Messenger Desktop will have many of the same features as the mobile version of the app, including support for group video calls and collaboration.
Facebook is expected to unveil the desktop app alongside several other new Messenger features at its F8 keynote today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
Update: Facebook’s blog post has been republished after Messenger Desktop was unveiled at F8 as expected.