If you’re a casual Facebook user that mainly uses the popular social network to message and chat with friends, but prefers to avoid things like the extreme amount of apps, invites, games and other add-ons that the site now offers, you may want to consider using Facebook Messenger for Windows, to simplify your Facebook usage. Facebook has mobile apps for Android and iOS, but the Windows desktop Facebook app is a bit different.
Facebook integration with other technology based products is becoming a bit more common. For example, Apple’s upcoming mobile OS that powers the iPhone and iPad, iOS 6, is set to have core Facebook integration. With FB Messenger, you can add a Facebook app to the Windows operating system.
To get started, launch a web browser and navigate to the Facebook homepage. From there, proceed to sign-in to your account.
Once signed in, simply jump to the Facebook Messenger for Windows page.
Click the Install Now button to begin downloading the Facebook desktop software. Facebook will prompt you to begin downloading Messenger. Click the Save File button.
Double click the downloaded FB file to begin the install. From here, the program will download the actual app and install it.
With the software installed on a Windows PC, it should auto launch the desktop app. If not, manually open Facebook Messenger using the path Start > All Programs > Facebook > Facebook Messenger.
From there, you will be presented with a basic Facebook login screen:
Proceed to enter your Email address and Password for Facebook and click the Log In button. From here, you will instantly be presented with the simplistic Facebook Messenger for Windows interface.
Note that aside from basic Facebook chat, this app also provides functions to accept friend requests, view Facebook messages, search Facebook and even view notifications, all from your desktop.
The app is somewhat Skype like or AIM like in nature, but this simplicity is what some casual Facebook users may find preferable.
That’s basically all there is to it. With this basic app, you can use the core, social features of Facebook in a simple, minimalistic desktop window, rather than having to sign in to the site from a web browser. This method of using your Facebook account also prevents several bothersome things that many people may not use, such as the games, apps, surveys, and other crazy things on Facebook these days.
Get a Facebook account, download this app, and use Facebook that way for less games and more simplicity. Thank you for stopping by the site for today’s post.