Facebook Chat (WEB and Desktop Application)
Second article of this rising blog and here we talk about Facebook Chat applications. Facebook’s Chat have always been a feature that today’s generation have used to stay in touch. Facebook calls it Messages when they are sent in Offline mode. Facebook’s username is used as a source to send messages when they are internal on Facebook’s domain between two people having Facebook accounts. The same messages are exchanged as Email when sent on other domain such as yahoo or Gmail. While sending Email or messages from Facebook to other domain, the sending email id is your ‘email@example.com’. So if you have not set your username till now, you should do that very soon.
Enough of Facebook Messages talks, lets move on to our main theme of the article which is CHAT. Facebook offers two platforms to chat, the one is WEB based which we all are very well using from the beginning and the other is Desktop based CHAT application that was launched in the recent past.
Facebook WEB CHAT
Web chat offers options to chat in a simple way with some features that are good in its own special way. Facebook have a feature called Lists. Facebook lists allows you an option to group your friends in your own way, for example you can categorize your office friends separately from your college friends, Relatives can be grouped separately too. I have described this list feature of facebook here as this list’s are used in chat as well.
Facebook’s web chat has a feature that can be used to customize your online status to your friends according to the list’s made by you. For example its Sunday and you do not want your office friends to see you online then you can hide yourself from them, similarly If you want that only your relatives can see you when you are on holiday then you can hide your online status from all the friends except the peoples in the Relatives list. The image provided here below will explain well about the advanced features of the Facebook Web Chat. When you see the mobile icon next to a friend’s name in the chat sidebar, messages will be sent to their phone. When someone sees your most recent message, it will be marked as seen. That way, you always know who got the message, and who didn’t.
Facebook’s web chat also includes the feature of video chat, Facebook have done tie up with Skype and the chat can be done in the browser itself. So the video chat service in the Facebook is in partnership with the SKYPE. Including Video chat feature in its chat feature Facebook have raised its standards to compete its counterparts GOOGLE and Yahoo.
Facebook DESKTOP CHAT
Facebook have recently launched a desktop chat application for its users, so they can remain in touch with their friends when they are just in mood to chat and not surf. One can login to this application through Facebook username and password. This desktop chatting tool also allows its users to check friend request, notifications and messages from offline friends at the top left of the application. Chat sounds and popup can be adjusted through settings. One can also see the ticker showing friends activity in this FB desktop chat application. There is a DOCK and UN-DOCK functionality at the bottom right which dock’s the chat application on the right hand side of the browser.
To install Facebook Messenger for Windows, go to settings on the web chat in your browser and click on ‘Chat from Desktop’ to install the application. This can also be installed by going to link http://www.facebook.com/about/messenger and click on ‘Install Now’. There is no video chat in Facebook Desktop Chat application. We can hope to have it in soon. So this was all that we can have on Facebook Chat from CODESTECH.COM. Keep waiting for the Next article, It will be online soon.