After three months of testing, Facebook has officially launched its Messenger for Windows desktop client, which lets you instant message friends through Windows 7.

Messenger for Windows was first introduced last December when the tester link was leaked and the company decided to make it publicly available.

In addition to communicating with Facebook friends, the app also lets you receive notifications — such as comments and photo tags — and read your News Feed right from your desktop. Updates will include Ticker-like notices, including activity from apps.

It could be a helpful tool for community managers that want to keep an eye on what’s happening across Pages and Groups without adding another tab to an already crowded browser.

The client is now available through Facebook, but not everyone will see a download button yet as the company is rolling it out over the next few weeks. A Mac version is on the way, but Facebook hasn’t provided a timetable for that just yet. The app is already available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

[Via: The Verge, Image credit: MoneyBlogNewz]