Facebook Messenger on Mac, what app can I use?

macOS and Mac Apps

A few moments ago I was really happy, when I found out through a quick google search that I can add third party messaging services, like Facebook Messenger via Jabber, in the Mac native Messages app.
I was just as disappointed a few moments later when I found out that Apple has stopped third party messaging integration in Mac OS Mojave.
Someone on a forum suggested using Adium instead, which I have tested some years ago and seem to remember that I didn't like too much, but I figured I'd try it out again to see if it had improved during the last years.
But now it seems like Adium don't work any longer with Messenger either.
I've gotten quite used to using MenuTab for Facebook and accessing my Messages there, but it's a real pain, and it has to be a less clunky way of doing this on Mac. Any ideas?



Submitted by Trenton Matthews on Wednesday, November 28, 2018



, is your best bet these days for compatibility, especially if you are wanting to use "Voice Chat."

My only other recommendation, is to try and find an app/extension for FB Messenger among the "Chrome Web Store," for the the Chrome Browser.

Submitted by Dee cussa on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

hi. recently, macOS catalina has added the mac catalyst feature in xCode. this may not be important to you, but if you are looking for a facebook messenger client, facebook has used that feature to make an exact all be it made for mac, replica of the iOS client. it will run a little sluggishly, but it's still a free mac client. i have it myself. just search messenger in the mac app store.

Submitted by The Evil Chocolate Cookie on Saturday, June 20, 2020

I've been using chat mate for facebook lately, and I like it.

Submitted by Datawolf on Monday, September 28, 2020


The few days I had my Mac now, I just use the normal website, I have to check out the client to see if it works better.

Generally, a facebook client would be good to have, the page is sorta sluggish.

Greetings Moritz.