It is no secret that the official Facebook app for iOS can sometimes quickly drain the battery life of your iPhone. In the past, Facebook has employed unethical hacks to keep its app running in the background even with Background App Refresh disabled, which greatly affected the battery life of the iOS device it was installed on.
In 2014, Facebook acquired the popular messaging platform, WhatsApp, and now it looks like the social networking giant is looking to add a new feature that ties into the platform.
A blurry image received from TechCrunch shows what is allegedly Facebook’s native Messenger app for Mac. Facebook had released a native Messenger app for Windows back in 2011, but largely ignored it after its launch. The company ultimately shut the app down in 2014. So it is pretty surprising to see the company work on a new Messenger app for Mac now.
Earlier this month, Tumblr updated to bring support for viewing and sharing Live Photos within its iOS app. Now Facebook is getting in on the fun, too.