Facebook is building an as-yet-unreleased Facebook Messenger app for Mac desktop that would help Apple users instantly access it straight from the OS X dock. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
Instead of getting buried in one of many web browser tabs that users have to switch to so they can text friends, the dedicated Messenger desktop app would be instantly accessible from the OS X dock, TechCrunch report. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
The news portal said it has obtained photographic evidence and an eyewitness report that Facebook employees are working on Facebook Messenger for Mac. According to the eyewitness account and the photo, the app used by the employee included the Messenger logo as the icon in the app dock, and was named Messenger in the menu bar.
In the photo, it can be seen that the employee was working on app that includes a navigation tab bar in the bottom left. It matches the tab bar options in official Messenger for iOS mobile app, including “Recent, Groups, People, and Settings” menu. The report said that the unofficial versions lack this tab bar.
Sources also confirmed that the employee was logged into Facebook’s internal portals further confirming they were on an official Messenger for Mac app that’s not available to the public. Meanwhile, Facebook said, “We do not comment on rumor or speculation.”