Facebook Officially Releases Messenger For Windows

Facebook Messenger for Windows, which became publicly available at the end of December, officially launched today, and the social network said work continues on a Mac version.

TechCrunch reported the official release of the desktop client, which was first leaked in November, leading to the quiet release at year end.

The application requires Windows 7.

Messenger for Windows automatically syncs with Facebook, and it allows users to chat and message with their Facebook friends, and see ticker updates and notifications.

Facebook said the app currently supports chatting and messaging only with individual friends, and not group chat or video calling.

The social network added that users’ privacy settings are carried over from Facebook to the Messenger app.

The application is available for download here.

Readers, how do you think the release of Messenger will impact the amount of time people spend on the social network, if at all?

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