Seesmic Launches Seesmic for Facebook, a Facebook Status Update Desktop Client for Windows and Mac


Seesmic, the company behind the Seesmic video commenting/conversation service and Twhirl desktop client for Twitter and FriendFeed, announced the launch of a new Facebook status update desktop client called Seesmic for Facebook yesterday at SXSW. Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur made the announcement during Dave Morin’s talk announcing the launch of Facebook Connect on the iPhone as well.

Seesmic for Facebook is an Adobe AIR application (meaning it runs on both PCs and Macs with the AIR libraries installed) that uses Facebook Connect to let users update their status and view their friends’ updates. It’s conceptually very similar to a variety of Twitter applications like Twhirl or TweetDeck, albeit in simplified form for now. The app makes it really easy to stay connected with friends’ updates and quickly post your own updates while you’re not on the Facebook site.

Here’s how it works:

1) After installing Seesmic for Facebook, you authenticate with Facebook Connect inside the desktop app.


2) You’re then sent to Facebook to authorize the app to make status updates on your behalf.


3. The Seesmic client then shows you your latest stream of updates from your Facebook friends.


4) Status updates also display in a 3 second popup as they come in.


Seesmic’s Le Meur hinted that the company would soon consolidate its products under a single brand name – but for now, Twhirl, Seesmic for Facebook, and the Seesmic video service remain separate products. You can download the app here!