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Current for Facebook

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Current is THE BEST app for using Facebook Messenger and keeping current (pun intended) with Facebook on your Mac!

“Current delivers the best way to use Facebook on the Mac” – Cult of Mac
“Current Seamlessly Integrates Facebook With Your Mac Desktop” – Lifehacker

See why Current has been featured on Product Hunt, and has received glowing reviews from TechCrunch, Lifehacker, VentureBeat, Cult of Mac, CNET, MakeUseOf, StackSocial, and many other trusted blogs around the world!

With Current, you can message friends in their own Messenger windows and quickly access your inbox, notifications, and online friends right from the menu bar.

Current isn’t just a messaging app. It’s a complete replacement for using Facebook in the browser, and it’s built to give you the best possible experience on the Mac. Current allows you to use only the parts of Facebook that you want and doesn’t include any annoying cross-promotional ads.


• Group chats, stickers, and everything else you'd expect with Facebook Messenger are all supported on Current.

• Notifications are customizable in the Preferences so you can prevent unwanted distractions.

• Photos open in their own windows where you can swipe through them to browse the album, as well as comment, like, share, tag, and go full screen.

• Videos can be popped out of the page, so you can continue watching while browsing the newsfeed or using other apps.


“Current Brings A Better Version Of Facebook To The Mac Desktop” – TechCrunch

“This app makes Facebook a lot better on a Mac” – CNET

“Current is the best Facebook app for Mac OS X right now” – Trendblog

“Current, a Facebook app for Mac, highlights the network’s core” – VentureBeat

“Current Makes Facebook Better on Mac” – StackSocial


If you enjoy using Current, please take a minute to share it with your friends. You can quickly do that from the Help menu. Thank you!!!

Legal notes:
• Current is a 3rd party application for Facebook and is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Facebook Inc.
• Facebook and the Facebook Logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc.

What's New in Version 1.2

• Add support for macOS Sierra!
• Improve titlebar on Messenger windows
• Improve styling inside Messenger windows
• Support using Choosy for Facebook links
• Fix Messenger popovers (Stickers, etc.)
• Fix opening photos and videos from Messenger
• Fix Messenger thread search box
• Add keyboard shortcuts for thread search
• Lots of other bug fixes!


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Customer Reviews

Fantastic Facebook

Best way I’ve seen to use Facebook on my desktop. Fast, smooth, looks great, easy access to everything from menu bar. And it keeps Facebook cookies off my web broswer so I don’t get tracked across the web, too.

Great implementation of Messenger, though I don’t really use Messenger.

FANTASTIC granular, separate control of notifications (menubar alert, dock icon, notifications center) for messages, notifications, and friend requests.

The version is very buggy

I love what the app promises, and I therefore downloaded it for the Sierra. Unfortunately it has caused nothing but headaches. Very unstable version. I have now reached the point where all chat windows are blank. I have resterded and reinstalled the app multiple times. One time I even completely cleaned all traces of the app and reinstalled with the same exact results. Unless there is a fix for this the app is not worth it.

Ok, but not great

Overall it works OK, I can message other people without using full-blown Facebook site, which is good.

As a messenger there are significant downsides:
1) It often loses internet connection and only recovers on app restart.
2) After Sierra update it’s often in a broken state, where window looks corrupted and text is not readable. Restart fixes this.
3) Energy usage is quite high. It uses more energy than Safari, iTunes, WhatsApp or Mail which are used throughout the day.

Current for Facebook
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 3.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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