The article guides users on enabling or disabling the Messenger Desktop app in a browser on Windows 11. The Messenger Desktop app, developed by Facebook, provides messaging, calling, and file sharing features. Users have the option to setup the standalone messenger app to automatically launch when browsing Messenger in their browser, according to individual needs. The process to enable or disable this feature is detailed in the article.
This article explains how to enable or disable the Messenger Desktop app when you use Messenger in your browser on Windows 11.
The Messenger Desktop app is a standalone messaging app developed by Facebook that allows users to send and receive messages, make audio and video calls, and share files and media with other users without going through a web browser.
When you use the Messenger app on Windows, you can turn auto-start on or off, change your online status, turn message preview on or off, mute or unmute all notifications, change skintone for emojis and hand gestures, turn spell-check and auto-correction on or off, and more.
When you install the Messenger Desktop app, browse messenger.com, and use Messenger in your browser, the desktop app will open instead by default. You can turn it off or on in the app.
Enabling or disabling the Messenger Desktop app when you use Messenger in your browser on Windows allows you to choose whether the desktop app should be launched by default. Some users prefer to use the Messenger web client in their browser, while others prefer the standalone desktop app.
By enabling or disabling the Messenger app in your browser, you can choose which option best suits your needs for messaging, calling, and sharing files and media with other users.
Enable or disable opening the Messenger app when you use Messenger in your browser
As described above, users can turn on or off, launching the Messenger Desktop app when they use Messenger in their browser.
Here’s how to do that.
First, launch the app by clicking the Start menu and selecting it on the All Apps list.
When the app opens, click your profile image and select Preferences at the bottom left of your screen.
Next, select the General tab on the left. Under “Open the Messenger Desktop app when you use Messenger in your browser,” toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.
To disable it, toggle the button back to the Off position.
That should do it!
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