Earlier today TechCrunch leaked a news about Facebook’s messenger for windows. Later it was reported that facebook has officially unveiled the Messenger for Windows as download link in its help center. Which can also be directly downloaded from this link. The report was actually leaked by Israeli blog TechIT.
This would be big blow to other desktop messenger services like Yahoo! Messenger, Live Messenger etc. as Facebook has huge user base and this move would result in Facebook capturing market share of other messengers. This messenger would result in driving the engagement on Facebook.com higher. But still the messenger is still in testing phase hence bit buggy. Here is the photo of the new messenger as sidebar.
The messenger is in its bare bone form. The upper portion contains ticker. Bottom is chat portion. Clicking any item in ticker will take us to that post in Facebook. The Chat section is similar to Facebook version. The messenger is similar to facebook sidebar. The difference between messenger and sidebar is that messenger resides on our desktop whereas sidebar is rendered in our browser.