Facebook has just officially launched its Messenger for Windows. The Facebook Messenger is a standalone app that lets users IM friends via Windows 7. It also lets users persistently chat, receive notifications, and read their news feed from your desktop. The Facebook Messenger for Windows is officially available through Facebook’s website and can be installed here. The app will be rolling out to all users over the coming weeks, however.
A post on Facebook’s blog state following:
“Millions of people log into Facebook every day to keep up with friends. They also browse other websites and run computer programs, so it’s easy to miss important stuff”. “Maybe a cousin just posted about getting a new job, or a best friend wants to chat about dinner plans for tonight. You should be able to stay in touch anytime, no matter what you’re doing,” it added further.
However, the app was leaked in late December, but Facebook claims that the leaked version was only “a test”. Although the new app include conversation tabs, navigation buttons similar to the touch and mobile versions of the site, pop-up notifications and even News Tickers, exactly as the leaked one. Notable absences from the app are video chat (through Skype) and group chat, which Facebook touts inside its web interface.
The social networking giant Facebook confirms that a Mac version is also coming, but didn’t give any clue of when it’ll be arriving. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and will be sure to keep you guys posted.
Source - FACEBOOK