Facebook Messenger has a brand-new app for Mac

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It's finally here, almost a year after it was confirmed.
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A brand-new Facebook Messenger app has finally landed on Mac. It gives users the ability to more easily keep on top of their conversations across different devices, and it supports a whole host of useful Messenger features — including group video chat.

You might not be able to download it where you live just yet, however.

Handy Mac tool lets you check the status of Apple services with one click

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StatusBuddy is a brand-new app for macOS that lets you quickly check on the status of various Apple services in just one click.

The app sits in your Mac’s menu bar where it’s always accessible and displays a red badge when an Apple service is running into issues. It pulls information from Apple’s official status pages so you don’t have to go hunting for it.

Twitter now lets you add emoji reactions to direct messages

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Sometimes an emoji says it all.
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Twitter now lets you add Facebook-style emoji reactions to direct messages.

There are currently seven to choose from — one more than Facebook offers — including the familiar thumbs up, laughing face, and love heart. They help Twitter keep up with rival messaging platforms, such as iMessage.