Have you ever jumped on your computer with good intentions of quickly responding to a Facebook Messenger message, only to be sucked into your Facebook feed? Yeah, you’re not the only one. For as great as Facebook is in helping you keep in touch with friends and family, it can also be a huge time suck.
Believe it or not, there’s an easy way to keep on top of Facebook Messenger messages without being glued to your feed. And it’s free of charge.
There’s a little-known website out there called Messenger.com, and it’s a top-notch, totally secure service that lets you log on to your Facebook Messenger account without needing to log in to Facebook’s website. In other words, you can deal with Messenger messages without all the hokey-pokey stuff that slows you down when you get on Facebook’s main site.
You can use Messenger.com as a web-based service by logging on to your Facebook account with your mobile phone number or email address on their website. Doing this puts Messenger in your browser, and it updates in real-time over the web.
You’ll basically get a giant Messenger screen inside your browser window, and you can use it to send and receive messages as you would through Facebook.com or via a mobile app. Of course, you’ll need to keep a browser tab window open if you want to stay logged in, or if you’re waiting for a response. Aside from that, Messenger on the web does everything your mobile app and Facebook.com does, including making and receiving video and HD calls, sending text messages, sharing photos and videos, group chats and creating voice recordings.
Check it out! Messenger.com is totally free and works in any modern browser and across any operating system.