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Facebook launches Messenger for Windows, plans Mac app

updated 02:20 pm EST, Mon March 5, 2012

Facebook Messenger for Windows now official

Facebook brought out its first proper desktop app Monday by posting Messenger for Windows. The minimalist title lets PC users keep track of conversations without having to keep a browser tab open and risk missing notifications. When not immediately involved in chat, it provides a light version of the Facebook ticker's stream of updates.

In step with the nature of the platform, messages sent on one platform will reach all others, much like BlackBerry Messenger or iMessage.

The company didn't say when it might expand to other platforms. It has promised that a Mac version is in progress, but it hasn't commented on whether it will go any further in platform support.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. bleee

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Mar 2002

    0

    Adium does this already.

    "It has promised that a Mac version is in progress, but it hasn't commented on whether it will go any further in platform support."

  1. kerryb

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2001

    +2

    time keeps moving

    the biggest time wasting website now has an app to remove any possibility of productivity, ever.

  1. Salty

    Professional Poster

    Joined: Jul 2005

    -1

    Messages

    Messages can already hook into Jabber. What they'd be better served in doing would be to partner with Apple to make Facebook more integrated into OS X.

  1. Grendelmon

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Dec 2007

    +2

    *Yawn*

  1. mr100percent

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Dec 1999

    +1

    iChat

    iChat in OS X can already connect to facebook messenger, as can several third party apps like Adium and Trillian

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