Messenger Beta Windows 10Source: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Facebook and Microsoft are working together to support React Native Windows and macOS.
  • Facebook's desktop Messenger app on Windows and macOS is built with React Native.
  • A new sub-team at Facebook is being created to support React Native Windows and macOS.

Facebook and Microsoft are working together to improve the Facebook experience on Windows and macOS. The React Native Twitter account shared a Twitter thread earlier today about the joint effort of Microsoft and Facebook. The aim is to improve React native to "enable delightful native experiences on desktop."

Specifically, the React Native team at Facebook is creating a new sub-team that supports React Native Windows and macOS. That team is built in collaboration with Microsoft. The thread also points out that React Native is hiring.

Facebook's Messenger app on desktop, meaning both Windows and macOS, is built with React Native. In the thread, the React Native account states that it is "thrilled to bring React Native to more platforms." Improvements that are built for desktop will also improve the mobile and web experience of React Native, according to the thread.