Messenger for Desktop is described as «wrapper for the official client messenger.com. Therefore it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the messenger.com web app. MFD doesn»t touch your messages, account or personal data. All that is handled securely by Facebook» and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Messenger for Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Messenger for Desktop are Element, Jitsi Desktop, Pidgin and Conversations.Messenger for Desktop alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Messenger for Desktop.