After MSN and Skype now on Windows we have a new chat client. Facebook Messenger is a new Windows application that lets you use Facebook without being on www.facebook.com. While you surf the web or use other applications on your computer, you can:
Chat and message with your friends on Facebook
See the latest updates from your friends in ticker
Get quick notifications about what’s going on
The Windows app looks almost identical to the chat bar on Facebook.com. Users can permanently dock the chat bar on their home screen or access chat via the Windows system tray.
Users get notifications when friends want to chat. Friend activity is also shown, however clicking on these items will take you to a web browser. The same goes for messages in your Facebook inbox.
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Facebook home page will be updated to make it easier to understand what’s going on with the people you care about. Now your friends’ posts are streamed in real-time and you have more control over what you see.
Facebook has just turned on Chat in a “few networks” (including mine) this morning and I think it’s a great implementation. While Facebook hasn’t announced an official rollout schedule, Chat will be gradually rolling out over the coming days.
You can then minimize the chat window to get it out of the way. If you close a chat window accidentally, you can view recent chat history by opening a chat window with that same friend. Although recent chats are saved across sessions, older chat conversations are NOT archived. You can click “clear chat history” to clear the chat window immediately at any time.