***** The ONLY 100% FREE Facebook Messenger app on the Mac App Store *****
+++ NO Hidden Charges, NO In-App Purchases, NO Banners, NO ads +++
FreeChat lets you access Facebook Messenger conveniently. You’ll never miss a message!
Just launch the app and start messaging without even opening your browser.
- Get all your messages without opening Facebook
- Smooth and responsive look and feel
- Always stay logged in and receive notifications
- Awesome looking Dark Theme
- Easily send stickers, photos and enjoy group conversations
- See who's using Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
- Never lose your conversation history or contacts.
Legal Note: FreeChat for Facebook Messenger is a 3rd party app and is not affiliated with Facebook.
[fixed] UI bugs
Ratings and Reviews
"FreeChat for Facebook Messenger Review"
At first, I thought that using memory for a messenger that was nothing more than a replica of the original Facebook messenger on the Facebook website would be a waste. I did try one on my iPhone but I thought it took up too much memory and deleted it from my iPhone. Never in my wildest imagination would I think of using one om my computer where it is much easier for me to access Facebook and is also easier to see Facebook due to the screen being larger. Was I ever wrong! This messenger allows me better control of those I message on Facebook because I have it right with me when I want it. It works exactly like the original version too! It is also functions well. On top of it, you get themes which is something Facebook doesn't offer for theirs. To say I am happy with FreeChat would be a gross understatement. Thank you EVER SO MUCH for making such a wonderful messenger app!!! I am eternally GRATEFUL for it!!! Please keep up the outstanding work!
It's free, and it runs the Facebook Messenger webpage in an app container that handles notifications, so this app functions just fine for that purpose. There are a few odd flaws, however. Lots of popups when opening and closing the app, which are annoying and can prevent my laptop from shutting down smoothly. It can't do video chat, likely due to it using the native WebKit framework since Facebook complains the feature isn't supported by Safari. The "Dark" theme just changes most backgrounds to a darker color and nothing else, which makes it look very strange and unnatural since the rest of the theme wasn't designed for dark backgrounds. And for some reason, this app requires the dedicated GPU, which drains the battery dramatically on my MacBook Pro. This last problem is what forced me to have to find alternatives. One good thing is that, unlike some paid apps, the left column can be resized to your liking.
I'd say this app is perfectly good for anyone who needs a free standalone Facebook Messenger app, but most of the above issues could easily be dealbreakers as they were for me.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the detailed feedback. We'll consider your suggestions and improve the app in future updates. Review window should only show up once in a lifetime, welcome window is only at the updates to inform you about changes. If the windows come up more often it is caused by a rare OS bug. Please contact us at for a workaround at http://rockysandstudio.com/contact Thanks for your understanding!
Great app! But, what’s going on with the power usage?
On my computer, this chat program uses about four times as much power as everything else on the system combined. I’m running lots of tabs in Safari and lots of tabs in Chrome as well as multiple terminal emulators and KVM sessions and Remote Desktops all at the same time, and this is using 70 “Energy Impact” units whatever those are. Nothing else is ever using more than about 15 consistently, this is at 70 and it’s constant. It works great, but it’s just not efficient with its use of my computer and my use of your program will have to stop just due to bad taste in the programming, even if it is convenient for me.
Folks, check Energy use in Activity Monitor. If you’re on a desktop you probably don’t care, but I am on a laptop.
EDIT: This even happens when I restrict my computer to the low-power Intel GPU using gfxCardStatus. Also, I shouldn’t need my high power GPU for a chat program! Many inefficiencies here. Nice program visually, convenient, perfectly functional and no bugs that I’ve found, but it’s horribly inefficient. A few simple changes could make it a great program for everyone but it’s not suited to laptops right now.
Developer Response ,
Really sorry for the issue, we'll improve the app in future update to address the problem!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.