Facebook’S New Messenger Desktop App Is Plagued By Launch Problems

Facebook was working on a brand-new messenger app for desktop users since April this year.  The social media giant has now released a new Facebook Facebook Messenger for Windows 10.

Notably, the new app brings a new messaging experience for Windows 10 users. The new Messenger app packs some interesting features including a full-screen mode, new icon & themes, and updated emoticons. Furthermore, it brings the ability to send files, hide chats and permanently delete sent messages.

AggiornamentiLumia demonstrated the working of the Messenger app in the following video:

Facebook Messenger App Launching Issues

The new Facebook Messenger app seems quite useful, but it brings an annoying issue. A good number of users who tried to install the desktop app experienced problems while launching the app. The social media reports suggest that the bug affected both ways to launch the application.

The OP managed to reproduce the same problem from the Start Menu and the launch button as well. In addition, if you use the launch button, your system sometimes opens the new app and sometimes the old OSMeta app. It is a strange behavior which is restricting Windows 10 users from using the app.

Apparently, this problem happens because both the versions of the app share the same version. This thing hides the new version and you can only access the respective folders with high level of permissions.

… but if you aren’t lucky enough, welcome back OSMeta! pic.twitter.com/aw3KEUz97q

— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) November 23, 2019

Furthermore, if you are lucky enough to login in the first attempt, you may see a message that says “Messenger Desktop is not available yet”. 

This situation is annoying for all those excited Facebook users who installed the application right after its announcement. Needless to say, The new Facebook Messenger app for Windows 10 is still in works. Facebook’s engineers are testing a number of new features in the application.

Considering the fact that the test builds are more prone to bugs and issues, the app may not work as expected. We hope that Microsoft addresses these issues on a priority basis in the upcoming updates.