How to download Facebook Messenger app on Windows 10

You can now use Facebook Messenger to stay connected with family and friends with the new desktop app on Windows 10, and here's how to get it.

Facebook Messenger download
Facebook Messenger download

Although you can already use Messenger on a web browser, Facebook is now also making the desktop for Windows 10 and macOS. Similar to the browser version of the service, you can sign in with your social network account to send text messages as well as to make voice and video calls.

The app comes out as more people are using communication services to stay in touch with family and friends, and work remotely due to the global health crisis that is forcing people to stay at home and practice social distancing.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to download and install the Messenger app for Windows 10.

How to download Facebook Messenger app

To download and install the Facebook Messenger app, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store.

  2. Search for Facebook Messenger and click the “Messenger” item.

  3. Click the Get button (or Install button).

    Facebook Messenger download
    Facebook Messenger download
  4. Open Start.

  5. Search for Messenger and click the top result to open the app.

  6. Click the Sign in With Facebook button.

    Messenger sign in
    Messenger sign in
  7. Confirm your Facebook credentials.

  8. Click the Log In button.

  9. Click the Open Messenger Desktop button.

    Open Messenger Desktop button
    Open Messenger Desktop button

Once you complete the steps, you can start using the Messenger app like on the web, or the app available on Android or iOS.

We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but Facebook is also making the app available for macOS through the Mac App Store.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].