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Has Facebook quietly ditched the Windows Facebook Messenger app?

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wotsit    612

If I'm not mistaken the Windows desktop app for Facebook Messenger hasn't seen many updates and none recently - it doesn't support stickers for example.

 

I was wondering if Facebook has quietly dumped it today with the launch of the new Messenger apps for Android and iOS?  The link on the page below to install it takes you to a page where only the Android and iOS app is available.

 

https://www.facebook.com/help/140228902751098#What-is-Messenger-for-Windows?

 

Shame, it's handy not having to have Facebook open in the browser when wanting to simply use Facebook's chat for instant messaging in Vista/W7 - especially handy with Windows Live Messenger having gone the way of the Dodo.

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Dot Matrix    7,438

Use the Facebook app if you're on Windows 8.1. 

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+InsaneNutter    1,381

You can connect to Facebook chat with Trillian on Windows, I always preferred that over the official Windows app.

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wotsit    612

I might try Trillian.  I guess Facebook is just done with anything not Windows 8 :(

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Richard C.    289

If you have the installer for the Windows app, it still works, so if your willing to trust sites like softonic, or made back ups you can still install it.

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Brian M.    778

Pidgin has a plugin for Facebook IM too.

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Steve B.    467

You can also use Skype for Facebook Messenger if you wish.

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wotsit    612

Thanks Richard C - personally I still have the app installed, it's the lack of updates, such as support for Stickers which is the pain...

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wotsit    612

Well it's back up but still no update so still no stickers etc. :(

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gameboy1977    887

Maybe Facebook will develop new version of Messenger in the future.

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Raa    1,589

I hope they discontinue it tbh, it's a pain.

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Richard C.    289

since the windows chat app is just a browser window, surely any updates they make will be automatic.

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