Astro for Facebook Messenger
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Astro is the only app which support Facebook group chat, sticker and attachment, in the Mac Store.
1. The only app which support group message
2. Sync your sticker set on Facebook
3. Privacy control, turn off chat to specified users
4. Drag & drop attachments
5. Utilized screen crop tool
6. Hot key to show conversation and crop screen.
What's New in Version 1.137
Fix message delay
Doing quite well by me; hoping for more to come
I lov enot having to have Facebook open and just have a break out chat like the old days. Given the limitations Facebook has on third party apps, this scrubber of messages is pretty good. There are definitely some kinks to work out, such as not always being able to immediately click on a message, but it’s a ways farther than any other app I’ve tried. Although, I do recall that in earlier versions of Astro, when pasting a link, it could preload the link and put a preview, much like on the web. It doesn’t appear to work that way anymore. Hopefully, that can be resolved in a future update.
I have been trying to use this app to wean myself away from sitting on Facebook. Largely, it works for this. Except for two glaring issues:
1. One chat will continually show as ‘unread,’ despite being read. This is distracting and frustrating. I have even deleted the entire chat with the person affected, losing years of communication, only to have the issue persist.
2. Images never load. Ever. I have to either go to Messenger on my phone or open up Facebook directly.
Several months ago, when I bought this, I would have given the app 5 stars. Now it is totally broken. PIctures do not appear. Connection to Facebook is often lost. Messages that others send through Facebook Messenger do not process properly. I am usually sensitive to issues like this happening when Facebook makes changes, but now it appears that the author is still taking people’s money, but no longer supporting the app. If this is the case, Apple should pull it so people stop getting ripped off.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jan 13, 2015
- Version: 1.137
- Size: 4.0 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Team Apollo Ltd
- © Team Apollo
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor