Facebook Messenger For Windows Finds Its Way Into The Public

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Update: Facebook has asked us to provide this official download link for the application here.

The Facebook Messenger app for Windows has been leaked early while the company is testing it with a limited group.

TechIT.co.il, which discovered the leak, points to the file.

Here’s what the app looks like:

Facebook Messenger for Windows

The app lets you use Facebook without actually being on Facebook.com. You can chat and message friends, see updates from the ticker and get notifications while your browse other parts of the web.

“We’re testing out a first version of the app with a small group of people,” says Facebook. “During this trial period, we plan on rolling out changes to the app and expect outages and periods of instability as we make improvements.”

The app works with Windows 7, and updates will be installed automatically.

You can log in and out by right-clicking the Facebook icon in your Windows system tray.

Facebook Messenger For Windows Finds Its Way Into The Public
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  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/search-engine-optimization-firm.htm Nick Stamoulis

    It will be interesting to see if this changes how people interact with Facebook as a whole. Maybe they will sign in to Facebook less if they are using the chat feature. It could also be helpful for business purposes as a direct message feature instead of posting on a brand wall.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Crum

      Business implications are interesting to consider. Perhaps an even more direct link between consumers and brands.

      I can also see people using this over AIM, Yahoo Messenger, and others.

  • http://www.clicklinkup.com mel

    Im not to sure if it will really take off. I find it quite addicting finding out what everyone is upto especially in these busy times without having to speak to them. Thank you facebook you invented a great social tool but you killed real social lives :p

  • http://www.LAokay.com Steven G

    I think Facebook is a little behind in the times. I can already chat with my Facebook friends, post to my wall, and even tweet on twitter all from within Yahoo Messenger.

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