Two days back I posted about upcoming Facebook Chat feature… Its live now!
Here are screenshots…
Here are prominent features as highlighted by facebook…
- Start instant conversations with all of your friends.
- Check the Online Friends menu to see who is online now.
- A green dot means your friend is available to chat.
- Don’t want to chat? Make yourself unavailable.
- You can update your status from chat panel
- feature is implemented as a chat-bar. So length of page have no effect on user experience
- speed is quite impressive (atleast as of now) considering the overall slow facebook!
- Group chat is not there as explained earlier.
- There is no invisible status option. You can go offline but you can’t hide… 🙁
It turn out to be much better than what I have expected. Specially pop-out chat window is something Gmail team have a look at. I am wondering why Gmail never thought about giving extra features in pop-out window!