Facebook Working on Messenger for Windows Ticker/Chat Desktop Client

It has been reported that Facebook is testing Messenger for Windows Ticker and Chat desktop client. The new Facebook Messenger for Windows 7 desktop client is offered to a limited group of users for download. The new messenger will offer access to Chat, Ticker feed and notifications one at the same time. This is certainly a smart move from Facebook as this will allow the users to keep an eye on the latest happenings on the Facebook without having the browser window open all the time. The popularity of new service will perhaps encourage the tech giants to reach an agreement where Facebook-integrated Windows Live Messenger to let users chat with friends along with third-party instant messaging contacts.

According to new Help Center article, small numbers of Facebook users are randomly selected to join the tester group. The users are notified through homepage prompts. However, it is important to note here that there is no public download link available and the client is only compatible with Windows 7. The client is totally developed by Facebook developers and in no way indicates any new deal with Microsoft.

All the hard work is done by Facebook to engage more and more users onto its Chat client. Facebook has already launched standalone Messenger app for iOS, Android and Blackberry. Facebook intentions are very clear as it wants to give tough time to instant messaging, SMS and somehow email through promoting its Messenger. The good thing about the new Messenger client, it includes support for Ticker which none of the other clients include.

With Chat and Ticker combined, Facebook can engage maximum users on its communication system that offers large levels of prolonged attention, which then urge them to visit the site by clicking on Ticker and notifications links every so often. We are trying to reach Facebook for comment on whether Sponsored Stories will also appear in the client for the fact that these are integrated into the Facebook.com Ticker already.

The integration of Ticker and notification links in the Messenger client will of course bring a new way to keep users engaged with recent activities on Facebook without being logged in to Facebook site. Also, users feel more comfortable in keeping their Messenger client open rather than leaving browser window open during unattended periods. It is the beginning and if the Messenger for Windows 7 happens to draw some attention, there are many chances to see clients for Mac and other operating systems in future.

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