The M1 and M2 Macs are now welcome to support Facebook Messenger


Even though Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps globally, Meta has consistently declined to provide a version that is entirely compatible with Apple’s latest MacBook or iMac models.

Rosetta, the emulation layer built into macOS, had to be used as a consequence, which caused the program to launch slowly and perform far worse than what the M1 and M2 CPUs are capable of. The insult has been removed thanks to Meta’s recent delivery of version 158.0 to the Mac App Store, which now supports Apple Silicon chips.

It was important to know this since the publisher’s release notes, which have been sufficient for many months to suggest the existence of a new design and new features, make no mention of it.

The version of Facebook Messenger available for download has version 155.0, and the website has not been updated; go find out why. Therefore, if you haven’t installed the program on your Mac or want to update it, we urge you to do so via the Mac App Store.