Facebook Messenger Takes Over Your Desktop

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Facebook is attempting to take over.  Take over all your devices from desktop to mobile.  The upside is more Facebook. The downside is more devices equals more distraction. 

Messenger is a new app that brings Facebook to your desktop. Join the multi-taskers and surf the web or use other applications while you:

  • Chat and message with your friends on Facebook
  • See the latest updates from your friends in ticker
  • Get quick notifications about what’s going on

To try out the app, just complete a one-time setup.
Note: Facebook Messenger will automatically install updates.

Messenger lets you use Facebook without being on www.facebook.com. You will now be able to stay in touch anytime, no matter what you’re doing.

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Facebook Messenger Mobile App Basics

What is the Messenger mobile app and how do I get it?

Messenger is a free stand-alone mobile app that lets you: Reach friends wherever they are nowText your friends for free using your existing data planReach…

Does the Messenger mobile app cost anything?

No. Messenger is free to download, and it uses your existing data plan. To get the App: Visit fb.me/msgr on your BlackBerry, iPhone or AndroidGo to the App…

Can I message friends who aren’t using the Messenger mobile app?

Yes. People who don’t have the Messenger app on their phone will receive chats and messages you send wherever they log into Facebook.

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Straight from the Facebook.com Help Desk:

What kind of computer operating system do I need in order to use Messenger for Windows Desktop?

You can set up the app if you use Windows 7 on your computer. We are currently working on a version of this app for Windows Vista.

How do I log in and log out of Messenger for Windows Desktop?

When you download and open Messenger for the first time, you will be logged in automatically. From then on, you’ll need to log in from the app

What’s the difference between Exit and Log out in Messenger for Windows Desktop?

Choosing Exit will close Messenger, but keep you logged into the app. You can open the Facebook Messenger app again in the start menu. 

Can I minimize or collapse the sidebar in Messenger for Windows Desktop?

If you’d like to close the sidebar but still get notifications and chats, click the x at the top-right corner. If you don’t see an x, make sure the app is…

How do I dock and undock Messenger for Windows Desktop?

Click the icon at the bottom-right corner of the window to undock the app. Click to dock it again. By default, the app is undocked so that you can easi…

Can I chat with a group or video call with friends on Messenger for Windows Desktop?

Not yet. You can chat and message with individual friends, see what’s going on in ticker and get quick notifications about Facebook activity in Messenger….

How does privacy work with Messenger for Windows Desktop?

The same preferences you’ve set in your privacy settings on www.facebook.com apply when you’re using the Facebook Messenger for Windows Desktop.

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