Facebook launches Messenger for the Web with a standalone browser version

April 8, 2015

Facebook is putting that domain to good use: the social network just launched a Messenger client on the Web that separates it from the homepage.

With, Facebook is clearly gearing users up for its upcoming Messenger Business integration, in which users can chat directly with companies about product questions, purchase updates and shipment tracking.

In our quick run-through, it doesn’t appear the third-party app integrations announced at F8 are available just yet. For example, if you want to share Giphy content straight from Web FB Messenger, you’ll have to resort to doing it the old-fashioned way: Copy and pasting a link, or uploading the GIF image file.

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