Windows 10 Users Finally Get Facebook, Messenger And Instagram Apps

by • April 29, 2016 • Facebook, InstagramComments Off on Windows 10 Users Finally Get Facebook, Messenger And Instagram Apps3479

Windows 10 desktop and mobile users can rejoice! Facebook has announced universal applications for Facebook, Messenger and Instagram on desktop and mobile.

Announced just last month at the Microsoft Build 2016 conference, the three apps were just introduced in a Newsroom post. Facebook and Messenger for the Desktop – on Windows Desktop App Store, and Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile – in the Windows Phone Store. Later on in the year, Windows 10 Phone Facebook and Instagram apps will be released as well. Users who were using the Facebook Windows 8 app can now choose to continue using it or upgrade to the Windows 10 version for free.


Product manager, Davis Fields who introduced the apps, said

We built the new Windows 10 Facebook app so that it’s fast and easy to access your favorite features. Facebook is one click away from the Start Menu, and the app starts and loads your News Feed much faster than previous Facebook desktop applications. You can stay up-to-date with Facebook through desktop notifications, and you can pin a new Facebook Live Tile that shows you the latest updates from your friends, family and pages you follow. It’s also easy to share photos to Facebook straight from your favorite apps or File Explorer.

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The new app includes the latest Facebook features like “Reactions, stickers in comment and a right-hand column that shows birthday and event reminders, trending topics and more.” Microsoft also built an in-app browser that makes it a lot easier for users to read read and share multiple articles.

Likewise, the new Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile app includes Instagram Direct, Explore and Video. Of course it also supports Live Tiles.


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Fields also explained,

To keep your conversations going wherever you are, we’re also rolling out a Messenger app. Along with many of your favorite Messenger features–like stickers, group conversations and GIFs–Messenger for Windows has native desktop notifications that make your experience richer and more complete. You also can see when you have messages waiting for you with a Live Tile.

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