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Desktop version of the popular social media site

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  • Category Instant Messaging
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.1.3
  • Size 627 KB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Olcinium

Facebook at Desktop, also called Facebook @ Desktop, lets you keep an eye on what your friends and family do on Facebook without checking the site multiple times every day.

As the leading social network site in the world today, Facebook comes loaded with features that users, like yourself, utilize often. You can upload a single photo or dozens of photos at the same time, create albums from those images, and tag your friends in those pictures. Facebook also gives you the option of uploading videos, changing your status to let friends know what's on your mind, and sending messages to those on or off your friends list. Unless you check back every hour, you might miss out on some breaking news or a big announcement that a friend made, but that's where Facebook at Desktop works for you. With it, you'll be able to keep an eye on Facebook while doing other things on your computer.

This app functions like a miniature version of the full site. You must log in with your user details and remain logged in to continue getting updates. It lets you pick the format or design of the page which changes the way you view your information. You can keep the app running all day long at the bottom of your screen and still see updates as they happen.

Facebook at Desktop enables you to track top stories that are happening right now, or you can simply view your news feed. Your news feed will only show breaking stories or ones that the app thinks you will want to see. It offers you the ability to change the settings in order to view content relating to specific people or groups you belong to. It also gives you full access to all of your Facebook games as well. You can click on the app to bring it up and then view a live version of Facebook.

Though Facebook at Desktop is functional for some, it won't replace your phone. As long as you're logged into Facebook on your phone, you can view the same info that this app provides. It also has a tendency to use lot of power, which can drain your battery. It may also take longer than you would like for the app to connect to Facebook. Each time you log in and out, you'll notice that it takes 60 seconds or longer to load the app. However, if you try Facebook at Desktop once, you may end up finding it very useful.


  • Offers access to most Facebook features
  • Lets you adjust the format and layout of the content
  • Provides a live version of your news feed
  • Gives you access to your Facebook games
  • Updates you on Facebook friends without requiring that you visit the site


  • Can drain your battery
  • Looks completely different than the full site does
  • Limits access to Facebook messages
  • Connects to Facebook slower than some would like
  • Requires a lot of hard drive/memory space
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