Yesterday, via a leak, news about Facebook Messenger for Windows being out began doing rounds. Today, however, news of an official launch of the desktop client of Facebook Messenger has reached us. Downloadable from Facebook's Help Center, the desktop client for Facebook Messenger just needs a one-time setup, and all future updates will be automatically installed.

Desktop client of Facebook Messenger for Windows

Essentially, Facebook Messenger for Windows, albeit still in its trial stages will allow users to access Facebook Chat, notifications and ticker even when they haven't logged onto their Facebook account. 

For it is still in its trial stages,  the first version of this app is being tested on a small group of users. Facebook also clarifies that, “During this trial period, we plan on rolling out changes to the app and expect outages and periods of instability as we make improvements.

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