Facebook Chat Desktop is an application that allows you to access the chat without having to open the browser. This tool has a very simple interface, you can basically use it with your eyes closed. It has been created strictly for online chatting with friends. In order to sign in, you need to enter the username and the password of your Facebook account. The application warns you that the username is not the same as that of your email account. If you don’t know your username, the tool explains to you the steps to find it. You just open your browser, select the account menu and choose the 'Account Settings' option.
A very useful feature of this program is the ability to check a 'Remember me' function. By selecting this option, you don’t have to bother entering your account details every time you sign in. To ease your work even more, the developers added a function that sets the program to sign in automatically. After you log in, the tool loads all your friends' accounts and divides them into two categories: online and offline. It automatically refreshes the list so that you could have accurate information about the status of each user. However, I should say that it lacks a quite important feature. I think that a search option is essential for an application like this.
To sum up, I believe this is a very practical tool. The developers wanted to create a simple and easy to use chat application and they succeeded in it. By using this program, you can get in touch with your friends without opening your browser, which can be useful in some situations. I recommend Facebook Chat Desktop as a good working free instant messenger.