Facebook finally introduces its own suite of Windows 10 apps

After almost two months of news about private and hidden betas, Facebook has finally unveiled its new suite of Windows 10 apps upon the world.

The three most popular Facebook apps - Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram - will be available for download today from the Windows 10 Store. Facebook and Messenger will be PC apps and Instagram will be for Mobile, although the company has promised that Mobile users will get the new Facebook and Messenger apps later this year.

Facebook

Keeping up with friends is faster than ever with the new Facebook app for Windows 10, the best way to experience Facebook on Windows. With Live Tiles, you can easily find out what your friends and family are up to at a glance. And now, reading and sharing articles from News Feed is quick and easy with an in-app browser. Other features include Reactions, stickers in comments, notifications so that you don’t miss important updates, and a right-hand column that shows birthday, event reminders and trending topics.

Messenger

Along with many of your favorite features of Facebook’s Messenger — like photo sharing, stickers, group conversations and GIFs — Messenger for Windows 10 PCs has desktop notifications so you never miss an important message. And when you pin the app to your Start menu you’ll get notified of new messages with Live Tiles.

Instagram

The team over at Instagram is rolling out Instagram for Windows 10 mobile with all of the community’s favorite features — including Direct Messaging, updated Search and Explore, Videos and Account Switching. Instagram also supports Live Tiles, so if you pin the app to your home screen you’ll get notifications from Instagram right on your start screen.

The new apps aim to bring the Windows versions to parity with their iOS and Android counterparts, which is saying a lot. The apps are iOS ports, reportedly using Facebook's own Osmeta tools, rather than Microsoft's Project Islandwood.

The apps will be in the Windows Store later today, and while Facebook and Messenger will come to Mobile later this year, there is no mention of Instagram coming to PCs. In fairness, there is no Instagram app for iPads either.

Source: Windows Blog

Report a problem with article
2_aliens_vs_pinball_key_art_300dp
Next Article

Giveaway: Aliens vs. Pinball for the Xbox One [Updated with Winner]

shutterstock_252335677
Previous Article

First Australian bank signs up to Apple Pay

63 Comments - Add comment

Advertisement