Earlier this year we launched the Messenger Desktop app for MacOS and Windows so people could take advantage of all the functionality of Messenger on a larger screen. Today, we’re excited to announce that Messenger Desktop will begin to be upgraded to include features developed specifically for desktop, including AR effects, filters, and immersive 360-degree backgrounds. And what better way to mark this moment than by releasing a bunch of festive new holiday AR effects and sticker packs so you can bring the holiday spirit to your Messenger video calls – whether you’re using Messenger Desktop or on mobile!
You can choose from a variety of holiday-themed AR effects that begin rolling out today, including:
- Santa’s Lap
- Winter Village
- Christmas Tree Hat
- Grumpy Yeti
- Festive Lights
- Snow Day
- Christmas Elf
- Golden New Year
And new holiday stickers will include:
- Hanukkah with Dreidel Stickers
- Christmas Stickers
- “Bye 2020 “New Year’s Eve” Stickers
To access any of the holiday filters and effects simply open the Messenger app on your desktop and start a video call, create a room, or open the Messenger camera. Click on the smiley face icon to see the filters and backgrounds tabs.
So as you’re enjoying your group video calls on Messenger and Messenger Rooms via desktop, make sure to liven them up with some fun holiday decorations! And if you haven’t tried Messenger Desktop, check it out on either the Microsoft Store or Mac App store. Happy Holidays from all of us at Messenger!