The social network Facebook announced over the weekend via the Blog that it will gradually roll out chat feature in the coming days and user does not have to install anything to run the feature.
Facebook’s IM application appears as a chat bar at the bottom of your browser. The user can access to current chat windows, online friends list, notifications, chat settings, and online status through chat bar.
” We’re working on pulling other features of the site into the real- time Chat world. Your notifications will now arrive in the Chat bar, and while chatting you’ll see your friend’s Mini-Feed activity thrown into the conversation, as it occurs”, said Josh Wiseman, a Facebook engineer.
Facebook Chat allows users to appear offline if they don’t want to chat. The conversations are private and can be saved from page to page and between login sessions. Users can clear chat history using a link provided in each chat.
The Chat option does offer one unique feature - it embeds your Mini-Feed activity into the conversation, in real-time, as it occurs. This setting is on by default. In the future, Facebook Chat may add Chat APIs and Jabber support, at least according to Facebook’s Matt Cohler.
Facebook is going into direct competition with instant messaging services from companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo by launching its own, web-based IM chat service.
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