Will the official Windows 8 Facebook app launch alongside Windows 8.1?

As part of its BUILD developer conference in June, Microsoft confirmed that the long-awaited official Facebook app for Windows 8 is indeed in the works. Unfortunately, Microsoft declined to offer a release date for the app. Now, one of the company's international offices may have jumped the gun in revealing the launch date for the Facebook Windows 8 app.

The official Windows Spain Twitter page posted up a message earlier today that stated (in translation) "Announcing that #Windows 8.1 update will come accompanied by the official app of... Facebook! thumbs up!". That message has since been deleted from that Twitter account.

Neowin contacted Microsoft's PR reps for an official confirmation, but we were unable to obtain one. A statement sent to us from a company spokesperson said that Microsoft "announced at BUILD that Facebook is coming to Windows 8, but beyond that we have nothing more to share on timing."

Microsoft also announced at BUILD that official Windows 8 apps for Flipboard and NFL Fantasy Football were in the works and this week, the NFL app was released in the Windows Store. So far, there's still no word on when the Flipboard app will be released.

Source: Windows Espana on Twitter via WinBeta.org | Image via Microsoft

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