Elegant Facebook Messenger desktop app
Caprine is an unofficial and privacy-focused Facebook Messenger app with many useful features.
- Dark theme
- Vibrant theme*
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Work Chat support
- Code blocks
- Touch Bar support
- Custom styles
- Silent auto-updates
- Custom text size
macOS 10.10+, Linux, and Windows 7+ are supported (64-bit only).
Download the latest version on the website or below.
Or with Homebrew-Cask:
$ brew cask install caprine
pacman -S caprine
Also available as a snap.
The AppImage needs to be made executable after download.
For taskbar notification badges to work on Windows 10, you'll need to enable them in Taskbar Settings.
You can toggle dark mode in the
View menu or with Cmd D / Ctrl D.
On macOS, you can toggle the window vibrancy effect in the
Hide last seen / typing indicator
You can choose to prevent people from knowing when you've seen a message or are currently typing. Both options are available under the
Mute desktop notifications
You can quickly disable receiving notifications from the
File menu or the Dock on macOS.
Prevents link tracking
Links that you click on will not be tracked by Facebook.
Jump to conversation hotkey
You can switch conversations similar to how you switch browser tabs: Cmd/Ctrl n (where
The interface adapts when resized to a small size.
Desktop notifications can be turned on in
Always on Top
You can toggle whether Caprine stays on top of other windows in the
View menu or with Cmd/Ctrl Shift t.
Image paste confirmation
Confirmation before sending images from the clipboard, to prevent accidental copy-pastes.
Work Chat support
Support for Work Chat: Messenger for Workplace. You can switch to it in the
You can send code blocks by using Markdown syntax.
When closing the window, the app will by default continue running in the background, in the dock on macOS and the tray on Linux/Windows. Right-click the dock/tray icon and choose
Quit to completely quit the app. On macOS, click the dock icon to show the window. On Linux, right-click the tray icon and choose
Toggle to toggle the window. On Windows, click the tray icon to toggle the window.
Note that you can change the behavior of Caprine so that the app closes when the window is closed. For this, you'll need to go to the settings and click on
Quit on Window Close.
Quick access to conversations from the Dock menu (macOS only)
Touch Bar support (macOS only)
Advanced users can modify the colors/styles of Caprine. Click the menu item
Caprine Settings →
Custom Styles and a CSS file will open up in your default editor.
|New conversation||Cmd/Ctrl n|
|Search conversations||Cmd/Ctrl k|
|Toggle "Dark mode"||Cmd/Ctrl d|
|Next conversation||Cmd/Ctrl ] or Ctrl Tab|
|Previous conversation||Cmd/Ctrl [ or Ctrl Shift Tab|
|Jump to conversation||Cmd/Ctrl 1…9|
|Insert GIF||Cmd/Ctrl g|
|Insert emoji||Cmd/Ctrl e|
|Insert text||Cmd/Ctrl i|
|Search in conversation||Cmd/Ctrl f|
|Mute conversation||Cmd/Ctrl Shift m|
|Archive conversation||Cmd/Ctrl Shift a|
|Delete conversation||Cmd/Ctrl Shift d|
|Toggle "Always on Top"||Cmd/Ctrl Shift t|
|Toggle window menu||Alt (Windows only)|
|Toggle sidebar||Cmd/Ctrl Shift s|
|Switch to Messenger||Cmd/Ctrl Shift 1|
|Switch to Workchat||Cmd/Ctrl Shift 2|
Built with Electron.
$ npm install && npm start
$ npm run release
Then edit the automatically created GitHub Releases draft and publish.
Caprine is a third-party app and is not affiliated with Facebook.