Facebook Messenger for Windows released following Internet leak

Facebook releases official download link for Facebook Messenger for Windows after private beta link was leaked on the Internet.

Facebook officially made available its desktop client for Windows this Friday. 

This comes after a download link was posted on Israeli technology website TechIT earlier this week. Facebook had initially rolled out the application to a select group of users in November, but because of the leak, decided to allow users to officially download the installer instead.  

Having Facebook Messenger on your PC will allow you to chat with your Facebook contacts without having to log on to Facebook.com, similar to how Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger work. On top of being able to chat with friends Facebook Messenger for Windows also has a ticker that provides users with the latest status updates from their friends.

Facebook Messenger for Windows currently supports Windows 7 only. You can download the installer here and read more about the app from their Help Center. There has been no word if a Mac version is in development.

Earlier this year Facebook released versions of Facebook Messenger for Android, Blackberry, and iOS. – Rappler.com