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Here is some interesting news for those addicted to Facebook. The social network has officially launched the Facebook Messenger for Windows. This standalone application will allow users to IM friends from Windows 7.
With this new app, users can chat, get notifications, read the news feeds and more right from their desktop. In simple words, users can use the social network without visiting the website, www.facebook.com. However, the app still misses some elements like video chat using Skype and also group chat that are inside the web interface.
This application was under testing by Facebook since November 2011 and in December, an Israeli blog released the download link after which Facebook has made it publicly available. However that was a test product and the social network has the habit of testing the products on a limited scale before rolling to the users officially.
Currently, the company has announced it officially for the users. If you cannot find the download button, don't worry as the app will be released for all the user profiles over the next few weeks. However, if you are using windows XP, Vista, Mac or other operating systems, you cannot install this app at present and Facebook is working on it to make it available for all the platforms.
As per the company, it is working on a version of the application for Windows Vista and it will not work with Windows XP. Also a Mac version is on its way but there is no information on when it will be out. Already, the mobile version of the application was released for iOS and Android platforms last year.
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