Facebook Messenger for Windows was seen in the wild earlier this week, with the social network then officially launching the app for download in response
Facebook Messenger for Windows allows users to connect with their friends without relying on a browser to sign in.
Facebook said in its help section of the website: "Messenger is a Windows is a new, trial application that lets you use Facebook without being on www.facebook.com."
Users can use this app to chat and message with their friends on Facebook, see updates and get notifications.
"We’re testing out a first version of the app with a small group of people. During this trial period, we plan on rolling out changes to the app and expect outages and periods of instability as we make improvements," it said.
The app is currently only available to Windows 7 users and can be downloaded from here.