Facebook released a instant messaging application for the users of the social network. The application is available for Windows 7 Operating system. We have tested the new Facebook messaging application and in this article we are going to present a tutorial for installing and using the Facebook Messenger and in the mean time we are also going to show you some of the weakest points of the Facebook Messenger.
Right after you install the application, Facebook Messenger displays a window asking you to log in. In the same screen you are also informed that you sign out from Facebook from within the web browser you are still going to be able to chat and to receive notifications through the Facebook Messenger.
To sign out completely, you will have to click on the system tray icon and select Log Out.
The autentification process is not made using the native application, but using the browser which will open automatically with the Facebook address and you will enter you details like you normally do, then select Keep Me Login to activate Facebook Messenger.
After you log in the Facebook Messenger displays a list of your friends on the superior side of the main window, and below you will find a list with your online friends.
In the upper bar of the app you will find the three icons: friend requests, messages and notifications. Actually, we can say that this implementation is the strong suit of the Facebook Messenger.
If you want to start a conversation with any of your friends, all you have to do is click on a name and a new chat window will open.
Just like Yahoo Messenger, Facebook Messenger also hides in the system tray when you close the main window of the chat client. With the help of the system tray icon you can change the way the client works.
We have to mention that the options are few so you have to think twice if you plan on replacing Yahoo Messenger.
As a conclusion we have to say that Facebook does not want to compete with Yahoo Messenger or any other companies on the instant messaging service. However we think that many people are going to use the Facebook Messenger application developed by Facebook.
If we consider the mechanism through which Facebook makes money and which confirms the fact that the only “product” Facebook sells is “you”, the “user”, then Facebook Messenger is just a bait for winning more users and to make existing users more loyal.