Facebook is officially launching Messenger for Windows today, bringing one of the most popular and useful features of the social network to the desktop.
Messenger for Windows is like a modern-day version of MSN Messenger, allowing you to chat with your Facebook friends without actually being on Facebook, although group chat is currently not supported. Messenger is already available for iOS, Windows Phone, Android, and BlackBerry, with a Mac version promised to be coming soon.
A Facebook spokesperson told Venture Beat, “Our focus is to enable people to access Messenger from the platform of their choice,” a goal the company is close to reaching having already covered most of the mobile space.
Messenger for Windows also includes the Ticker – a mini News Feed that shows likes and other low-profile news items. Users will also have direct access to their Notifications from within the Messenger app. Messenger for Windows is available to download now.