This article explains using the Messenger app on Windows 11.
Messenger is a social media platform developed by Facebook that allows users to communicate with friends, family, and acquaintances through instant messaging, voice and video calls, and sharing media such as photos and videos.
Installing Messenger on your Windows system lets you easily stay in touch with your contacts, send and receive messages, share media, and make voice and video calls, all from the comfort of your desktop.
Additionally, Messenger on Windows provides a user-friendly interface and allows for easy customization of notification sounds and settings.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to using Messenger on your Windows 11 system.
Install the Messenger App
The Messenger app can be installed from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11. To do that, follow the steps below.
Click the Start button on your taskbar and select the Microsoft Store icon. Or click the Microsoft Store icon on the taskbar to launch the app.
In the search bar at the top-right of the store, type in “Messenger” and press Enter.
Select the official Messenger app from the search results, which Meta Platforms Inc develops.
Click Get or Install to download and install the Messenger app on your Windows 11 computer.
Wait for the installation to complete.
Launch the Messenger App
Once installed, you can find Messenger in your Start menu or search for it using the Windows search feature.
Click on the Messenger icon to launch the application.
You’ll be prompted to sign in when you launch Messenger for the first time. Enter your Facebook account credentials (email/phone number and password).
Click on the Login button to access your messages.
Navigating the Interface
Messenger for Windows provides a user-friendly interface closely resembling its web and mobile counterparts:
- Chats: On the left-hand side, you will find all your conversations. Clicking on one will open it in the main window.
- Search: Use the search bar at the top to find people or groups by name.
- People: The people icon shows active friends or lets you access contact lists.
- Settings: The gear icon allows you to adjust notifications, account settings, and app preferences.
Adjust Notifications and Settings
Go to the Settings by clicking the gear icon at the bottom left. There, you can customize notification sounds, preview settings, and more.
- If the Messenger app isn’t working properly, try restarting the app or your PC.
- Check for updates in the Microsoft Store to ensure you’re using the latest version.
- If problems persist, you may want to reinstall the Messenger app.
That should do it!
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