Offical Facebook Messenger
Last week, Facebook announces its messaging platform for web and you can log in here.I was not really impressive with the look and also have a security concern about ‘shoulder surfing’ since it is really easy to read full screen chatbox from a certain distinct.
I believe people from Facebook should develop a native application for all major platforms (Windows,Mac, Linux). It will happen in sooner or later but still disappointing.
Unofficial Facebook Messenger
Before I decided to write this blog, I just ran into a github project called Facebook-Messenger-Desktop. It brings messenger web services to your desktop and it is implemented in Node.js. It’s still in active development and Node developers should contribute to make it better.
For end-users, you can use it by downloading corresponding pre-compiled executables for your platform at Messenger for Desktop.