The Facebook Messenger for Windows was released after many months of running it in beta phase. For those who haven’t downloaded as yet, you can now have it on your Windows 7 desktops and can get started with IM your friends 🙂
Now you won’t have to open any browser window for running Facebook as your chats will now pop-up from the bottom of your display just the way GTalk and other IM applications function. This messenger brings the side-bar located on the right side of the Facebook page on your desktop
This application provides access to three main Facebook features:
- Facebook Chat
- The new Ticker feed
By clicking on the ticker, you will be redirected to Facebook.com. First and foremost, you must be logged into Facebook. After you click on the blue “Log In” button pictured above, you will redirected to the facebook.com/desktop/login webpage where Facebook explains that Messenger for Windows requires you stay logged in so that it can deliver chat and notification messages to your desktop. This means you will stay logged into Facebook even after you close your browser. To log out of Facebook, you will need to actually do so from Facebook Messenger for Windows.
Facebook has already hinted at a few upcoming features for the Messenger which will soon include Chatting with multiple friends, Group chat , Video calling, Limiting chat availability, and Modifying settings
The Facebook Messenger app for Windows is more advanced than that for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, since it also offers ticker updates and real-time notifications .You can download Facebook Messenger app for Windows from this link. Get more info on this app in the Facebook Help Center.
I can’t deny that Facebook Messenger is a handy way to keep up with buddies. But if opening your browser and directing it to Facebook just seems lazy, Facebook Messenger for Windows is about to remove your excuse for not keeping in touch 😛