Features of Facebook Desktop Messenger.
Support Normal Facebook Chats.
Live News Ticker is displayed inside the application itself.
You can search for friends to chat just like in the browser sidebar chat.
Check the Notifications from the software and also Notification Popups on Desktop for new notifications.
Check Messages and Friend Requests inside the software.
Dock the Messenger to the side of windows desktop so you can always check the live news ticker without a browser always kept open.
How to Install Facebook Desktop Messenger.
Step 1. Download Facebook Desktop Client
Step 2. Open the Setup File.
Step 3. Wait for it to Download the necessary setup files, Might take time depending on your Internet Connection.
Step 4. After the Installation is complete the Facebook Messenger window will open asking you to login
Step 5. Click on Login and you will be redirected to the Facebook Homepage (If you were not already logged into Facebook account). Login to your Facebook account in the Browser and you will be redirected to this page “https://www.facebook.com/desktop/login” Where you will be notified that Facebook needs to be kept logged in to your account in order to enable Facebook Desktop Messenger. So click on Keep Me Logged In button.
Step 6. To Log Out your Facebook account right click on the application icon in the Notification Area of your Desktop and click on Log Out.
Extra Settings :
You can Dock your Messenger to the Right of the Desktop Screen so that you can always read your live news ticker from facebook. You can enable Dock to the Right either from the Right Click Menu (as seen in the 6 the Step Screenshot) or Click the button at the Bottom Left Corner of application.
Disadvantages of Facebook Desktop Messenger.
Note: These Disadvantages might be cleared in coming updates
Doesn’t support Video Calling or Group Chats.
You cannot alter Chat Settings.
Ticker items like Photos, Status Updates upon clicking, Open in the browser instead of fly out menu.
The Messenger is only supported on Windows 7 Operating System .. Doesn’t officially support Windows XP or any past operating system. If you are still a Non- Windows 7 User and wants Desktop Notifications from Facebook, Try to use our earlier Tutorial on How to Enable Desktop Notifications for Facebook.
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It seems that everyone wants to be on TV these days. But if you can’t be bothered going through the hassle of being on a reality show, just install Qik on your phone and beam yourself live across the Internet for the World to watch.
Qik combines a mobile client and online service to allow you to stream live video from your phone camera to the Internet. This might sound so advanced as to be ridiculously complicated, but the truth is, it’s very easy to use Qik. So much so, in fact, that celebrities such as Demi Moore have starting using the app to show fans what they’re up to.
When you launch Qik for the first time, you have to sign up for the service by entering a few simple details such as a username, email address and password. An account will be created and you’ll be signed into the service straight away. Qik will then activate your phone’s camera and display what the lens is pointing at in the main window. You then just need to hit the record button and the live video, including sound, of what you’re filming will be streamed via http://quick.com/yourusername.
Qik includes a number of ways in which you can share your video with the World. The program contains shortcuts to share via text message, email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Brightcove.
People who go to view your streaming video in their browser will be able to view details of your location, based on your GPS location (you can disable this), and they will also be able to exchange messages with you and other viewers using the in-built chat feature. The number of people viewing your video is displayed in the browser window and on the client itself.
The Qik project is an ambitious and exciting one and once the technology really gets off the ground, the scope of its uses for entertainment, communication, and education will be huge. At present, Qik is a little rough around the edges though. The applications is laggy and often unresponsive, and viewing the streams online is sometimes a tiresome process as videos rarely play seamlessly and lots of buffering is involved. What’s more, the video is never ‘live’ because a delay constantly builds up while it streams over the Qik servers.
Instant messaging allows you to quickly exchange messages with your online friends
Yahoo! Messenger - Instant messaging allows you to quickly exchange messages with your online friends. Unlike e-mail, instant messages appear as soon they`re sent. By downloading the Yahoo! Messenger