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I enjoy being able to seamlessly move between all of my devices and have Facebook Messenger everywhere - with it I can chat cross-platform with ease. But when I'm on a Mac, I was always annoyed at having to find a browser or remember to keep it open - until I discovered Astro for Facebook Messenger. It's a free OS X app available in the Mac App Store.
It displays all messages from all conversations, no matter where you send the message from including the web browser and mobile. You can change the skin on the app, and even drag and drop photos. But I think my favorite feature is the nice menu notification bar - I can see at the top of my OS X menu that I have unread messages, and the app pops to the front just by clicking on the icon!
Many people have noticed that Facebook for iOS now has a great new "feature": auto play of videos. Videos posted by friends in your timeline will automatically start playing silently (for now) inline in your News Feed. Tapping on the video will bring it full screen with audio. While this feature can be useful for some, it can be a real data hog for others. If you're in a place with a slow connection, or using your cellular data plan, this can cause trouble. As of right now Facebook has only given us the option to disable while on cellular data, but not all together. Unfortunately when I'm flying and using airplane Wi-Fi this will be a huge bottle neck for me.
To disable, tap the Settings icon from your device's home screen. Scroll down to Facebook and tap on it. Then enter the Settings menu and turn on the "Auto-play videos on WiFi only" option.