FB took the step as use of videoconferencing apps like Zoom have soared, with corporate offices, school districts, organizations and millions across the world working from home after lockdowns were enforced to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The social media platform had already announced the plan for the desktop version in 2019, while unveiling steps to refashion itself into a private messaging company. The platform saw more than a 100% jump in people using their desktop browser for audio and video calling on Messenger over the past month.
Meanwhile many hackers are active and are trying to infect systems through video call conferencing platforms. So stay safe.