Facebook@Desktop 1.1.3

Review your FB stream from your desktop with this tool

  • Category:

    Instant Messaging

  • Version:

    1.1.3

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.4 (223)

Ever wished you could get Facebook messages delivered straight to your desktop? In the last summer, Facebook has made this possible, and it did the same for both the laptop and the desktop when it released, "Messenger.com." Now, instead of having to access Facebook through the web and facing distractions when you have important business, you can use the Facebook at Desktop software, which has proven an incredible productivity booster for a lot of people who find the News Feed of the site distracting. You also don't have to worry about getting lost in the oblivion of the endless updates from your friends and family.

Great Supplement to IM or Email

The new system should prove valuable to anyone who wants a supplemental choice to their email or instant messaging because this system works great. Once you have logged into Facebook through Messenger.com, you will see what looks like the ever-familiar interface of the site. In fact, the design mimics what you saw with the messenger mobile app. It includes a three-column layout, and when you look to the left, you can see the conversations and the setting buttons where you can compose new messages. Through the middle column, you can also view your current or select a conversation you want to view. You will also see the people who are included within the conversation. For example, if it were a group chat, you might notice several names in it.

The Settings

Through the settings you can disable the notifications as needed, and you can take out the sounds. If you want to compose a message with fun emojis to liven up the conversation, you can add them, photos, stickers and even a thumbs-up to display your approval. Basically, it works just like what you might receive with the Messenger mobile app of Facebook. Through the settings, you might also choose to disable your sounds and notifications. You can also compose a message as you have time for it. It's a lot like the Messenger app found with smartphones.

How It Works for the Mac

Don't feel like tying up your browser tab with Messenger? Even for the Mac, you now have an app. Believe it or not, this isn't actually a Facebook app, but it was developed as an open-source project for the fans of Messenger who didn't like how Facebook could get in the way of daily living. One of the features for users is access through the menu bar, but you do have two features missing from the Mac like badges and notifications. However, the developer has said that these two new features should eventually make their way to the new app.

Pros

  • Boosts your daily productivity by eliminating distraction.
  • Works just like the Messenger found on the mobile.
  • Support available for both Windows and the Mac

Cons

  • The app for the Mac doesn't yet include support for notifications and badges.

The Facebook at Desktop is a client that allows you to check your Facebook news feed without accessing the site via a Web browser. The experience is different from the one you receive on a Web browser, but many people prefer Facebook when staying connected with friends and family.

Pros

  • Facebook at Desktop allows you to sign into any Facebook account and view your account details on the screen.
  • The program can be maximized and minimized to make the page appear in a format that you prefer.
  • You can see your news feed or change to top stories.
  • You can choose to view the groups you belong to.
  • You may also choose to play games that you enjoy on Facebook. You can get the same game experience through the Facebook servers without using a Web browser.
  • The program runs in the background while you are working on your computer. You can go to your news feed any time you prefer.

Cons

  • Facebook at Desktop may drain your battery as it runs in the background.
  • Facebook at Desktop is a visually different experience than you get on a Web browser. You may prefer to read your news feed when in a Web browser tab.
  • You may need extra memory on your computer simply to download the program.
  • The program may be slow to connect to the Facebook server as it is not run through a Web browsers. Web browsers often have features that improve their speed. This program has no such features.

When you want to access your Facebook account on your desktop, you can use this program. This program gives you a similar experience to a Web browser, but the experience is not exactly the same. You must use the Facebook client that you prefer for playing games or for connecting with friends.

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