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Official Facebook app for Windows 8.1 now available
 

Windows 8 is getting a big name app addition today: Facebook. Microsoft teased plansfor an official Facebook app earlier this year at its Build developer event, and the launch coincides with the Windows 8.1 update that's also making its debut today. The app looks just like what you'd expect from a Facebook app, with status, photo, and check in tabs alongside the chat interface that's pinned to the right-hand side. Facebook has added the friend request, inbox, and notification counters to the very top right with touch-friendly buttons. There's also a side pane on the left that provides quick access to the news feed, messages, events, friends, and more.

 

Facebook has also built in Share Charm support, allowing you to automatically attach the photo you're viewing into an Email. Like many other Windows 8.1 apps, there's also built-in search functionality. Although Facebook has built a number of Snap Views for this app, it has not enabled the smallest option so you can only snap nearly 40 percent of the app window. The Facebook app is listed in the Windows Store for Windows 8 users, but it appears it requires the 8.1 update. "Sorry, this app can't be installed because your PC doesn't meet the minimum system requirements," is the message Windows 8 users receive when they attempt to install the app. It's rolling out worldwide so the web link and individual Stores in countries may experience some errors for the next few hours as that takes place. If you're having problems locating it, check the main page of the Store where new apps are listed.

 

Source: The Verge

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So far so good, probably need to play with it a bit more to see if there's anything missing compared to the website.

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