Facebook’s Messenger for Windows is the official instant messenger program of Facebook that allows you to chat with contacts from your desktop. The latest update offers integration with Windows 10 features, including the use of Live Tiles for notifications.
Simple chat with all your friends
Facebook Messenger for Windows lets you communicate with your Facebook contacts. By separating this IM out from the full Facebook for Windows 10 app, it removes the distraction of constant updates and other notifications from your timeline when you are just trying to chat.
Messenger's interface is very clear and divided into two separate windows. The first of these is dedicated to contacts, letting you see their status and availability – you can also add contacts and search from here.
All the features you would expect
The other panel is for your active conversations. Here you can manage your various chats, either with individuals or groups. Messenger allows you to write text, send photos, GIFs, sticker, record and send voice messages, and like comments. This is all managed through the simple streamlined interface that everyone from toddlers to grandads should be able to master.
The other advantage of Messenger is that it pops up notifications for chats both on your desktop and in Windows 10’s Live Tiles.
Join your premade community
Facebook’s Messenger app is an instant messaging platform that is already filled with all of your friends form the prolific social network - which kind of makes it a must.