Caprine is a free Facebook messenger software for Windows. This Facebook client for desktop is very similar to Facebook messenger on your smartphone. You can make voice calls as well as video calls using Caprine with your Facebook friends. You can share images, videos, stickers, GIFs, emoji, audio, and voice clips with your Facebook friends. And you can also choose to get desktop notifications for Facebook Messenger chats.
Since there is no official Facebook messenger software for desktop, third party software like Caprine fill that void well. If you don’t like using Facebook Messenger on your browser, then Caprine is a good Facebook desktop client to try. Do note that you can login with only one Facebook account using this, unlike Franz which lets you login to multiple FB accounts (its available for Windows also), or you can also login to multiple Facebook accounts on Android.
Caprine is a completely free and open source client for Facebook Messenger, and it works really well. Let’s see how to go about using it.
Using Free Facebook Messenger Client for Desktop:
You can get this Facebook messenger client for desktop from here. Apart from Windows, Caprine can also be downloaded for MacOS 10.9+ and Linux. After downloading the setup, you need to extract the portable software from the downloaded zip file. Then on opening the portable software, you will need to login with your Facebook account. It will then automatically show the interface of Caprine.
The interface consists of List of people and groups you had conversations with, on the left side.
In the middle panel, you can see the full conversation with the selected person or group. Your chat basically happens here.
And on the right panel, the details of the person or group of your current conversation shows up.
Despite being an unofficial Facebook messenger client for Windows, it has all the features of Facebook messenger on smartphones. So you can chat with someone from your Facebook and send them images, videos, audio, documents, stickers, GIF, emoji, and voice clips. Voice clips can be directly recorded and uploaded. Images and videos cannot be directly recorded and uploaded, you can only send saved images and videos from your desktop. So in order to send a selfie, you will have to click your selfie with a webcam and save it, then only you can go to Caprine and send it. You can also make a voice call and video call with your online friends.
You can give nicknames to your friends using Edit Nicknames option. Chat colors can be changed using Change Color option. You can set any emoji for a particular chat using Change Emoji. If you don’t want to get disturbed by notifications of a certain conversation, then you can stop notification for it by using Mute Notification. Link to the Facebook profile of the person you are having a conversation with is also displayed on the right side of the interface. All the files shared between you and your friends are also displayed on the interface under Shared photos.
All in all, this is a great Facebook messenger client for desktop as there is no official Facebook messenger software available till date. The similarity of its interface to the Facebook messenger app on smartphones makes it very easy to use. So guys spending a lot of their time on a desktop should really look forward to download it.