Messenger on Facebook


We are pleased to announce Windows Live Messenger for Facebook. This new Facebook application allows you to easily contact your Facebook friends using Messenger! Try it out here.


Using the Windows Live Messenger for Facebook application you can:



  • Expose your Messenger status to your Facebook friends

  • Receive instant messages from friends that visit your Facebook profile page

  • View your friends’ Messenger status on Facebook

  • Send instant messages to your friends on Facebook that are using Messenger

  • Easily add your Facebook friends to your Messenger contacts

The Windows Live Messenger for Facebook application is implemented using the currently available Windows Live Messenger Presence API and  the Windows Live Messenger IM Control.


Steve Gordon and Chris Parker talk about the implementation details of the Facebook application on Channel 9. Check it out here!


We are also looking for some great developers and testers, so if you find the work we’re doing exciting, definitely contact us for more information.


Thanks,
Terry Lentz
Lead Software Test Engineer, Messenger & Contacts Web Platform

Comments (15)

  1. News says:

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  3. Jordan Mills says:

    Um, sounds neat, but all it does is try to install flash.  When is it going to actually work?

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  8. Jordan Mills says:

    Okay it’s looking a lot better now.  What about some sort of federation with farcebook chat?  I guess that’s on their end, though.

  9. Chris says:

    Is there actually any point in this? It doesn’t appear to sign you into messenger so you can chat with people who haven’t added the application and now that webmessenger has been replaced by something that isn’t available if you’re not using IE you would have to actually open messenger to chat with people – no good if you’re in an internet café. That leaves this app as just a competitor to facebook chat using an MS-designed backend, which people have to add (and no-one will bother, because everyone is already on facebook chat by default) making this totally useless. I’d love to be corrected, beacuse better integration between the two would be really useful (why maintain two online profiles separatley when you could update both st the same time?) but that seems a long way off. Unfortunately Microsoft might just have to accept that Windows live won’t be able to compete with facebook…

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  12. Drew says:

    I second Chris’ comments.  I see no point to this app other than to update your status message from within facebook.

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    what do you do when someone is using facebook to haerrASE you this is happening to mysons family by jeremy carpenter

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