Facebook testing its own FB Windows Messenger

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Facebook is currently testing a windows messenger service that will surely be a hit amongst Facebook power user. The “Messenger” is currently available to a limited number of user and once word gets out, will no longer be limited. The news was first reported by Israeli blog TechIT and now Facebook officially announced the Facebook Windows Messenger client.


The FB “Messenger” interface is basically the FB sidebar the has the Friend Request, Message and Notification icon at the top of the screen, then the rest of other options can be accessed when you right-click on the FB icon on the system tray. You can also “dock” the Messenger at the right side of your screen.

The Facebook Windows Messenger will surely be a great tool for Facebook power user and from the looks of things FB is developing it’s own messaging service to keep FB user locked-in logged-in to the Facebook.com service and increase engagement to it’s users. Facebook will now be competing with AIM, Yahoo and Microsoft in the messaging service which has dominated the instant messaging landscape for years if not decades.

To download and try-out the Facebook Windows Messenger, you can click here and here for more information.

Source: Technorati | TechCrunch | Facebook Help

Last modified: December 30, 2011

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