I hardly use facebook chat but recently stumbled across the new facebook chat application that might be useful to our readers who love facebook chat. Facebook recently released an IM application and I took some time to test run it just to see what it looks like. It’s a stand-alone messenger application but still needs browser support based on my view. It kinda looks ok but there can still be improvements to make it look more like a standard IM application. With this facebook messenger running, you can get notifications and chat with multiple users at the same time. This facebook messenger also has the ticker included so you can still keep a track of your friends activities while on chat.
Below is a screenshot of what it looks like when in use:
One good thing about this application is that it notifies you with a popup when you get a new notification even when you’re busy doing something else on your computer.
Several improvements can still be added based on my own assessment. It still looks like the normal browser chat, just hoping it will be developed to look more like Yahoo messenger or Windows Live messenger. There should be visibility options too in future versions hopefully. There’s no client for both Mac and Linux presently but I’m pretty sure the facebook team is working on that. You shouldn’t expect much from this messenger because this is not the final version and it’s still being developed.
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