Today, Facebook has started allowing a small group of users to download a new piece of software; Facebook Messenger for Windows. The product appears to be similar to their offering for mobile devices, and features the same branding, but also features the ticker and desktop notifications for activity on the social network.
A help center article shows off the new messenger, and features screenshots of the product in action as well as a few frequently asked questions. Theres no public download as of yet, and youre only able to use the product if youve been offered it through a home page prompt that looks something like this;
The ticker wasnt exactly popular amongst users, but Facebook is pushing ahead with the assumption that they will come to accept it, and has integrated it into this product as well, giving users the opportunity to glance at the ticker without even visiting the site. We assume this is to increase engagement, as many users are likely to leave the messenger client logged into their PCs all day.
We cant wait to get our hands on this to give it a whirl, anything that makes social networking easier is welcomed, especially if its set and forget.