Facebook for Windows Phone
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We have seen this coming and it finally did. Windows Phone never really had the best version of apps like Facebook and Messenger. They looked good and worked okay but wasn’t as feature rich as those in Android and iOS. Also, they didn’t get frequent updates either. But they were enough for the fans of Windows Phone.

Unless you are a Windows Phone user, this news may not bring any sadness to you. But it sure will take you back to the days of using Windows Phone. Facebook app on Windows Phone has some awesome synchronization with the People app. Something we will never get back.

Facebook and Messenger apps stop working on Windows Phone 8.1

Recently, the Twitter app for Windows Phone 8.1 has stopped working and now Facebook has also jumped in and has put an end to the Facebook and Messenger apps on Windows Phone 8.1. We cannot blame them in any way as even Microsoft has completely abandoned the operating system.

Facebook has also suspended its apps on Windows 8.1 which is the PC counterpart. If you are a Windows Phone 8.1 or a Windows 8.1 user and you try to login to the Facebook and Messenger apps, you would be greeted with an error message, meaning that you can no longer log in.

The number of people affected by this decision is a very small value. The only things they can do is switch to iOS or Android. They can also switch to Windows 10 Mobile but that is not a good idea as Windows 10 Mobile will also face the fate of Windows Phone 8.1.

If you can’t switch to another platform and you still want to use Facebook, you are left with the option of using the web browser such as Edge or UC. It’s worth noting that the Facebook’s mobile website offers a smooth experience and the social media giant is also working on a web app.

You can also try some third-party apps, and while the third party apps will redirect you to the website itself, they do come with additional features such as the ability to download images and videos.

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Abhijith M B

Abhijith was a former contributing editor for Windows Latest. At Windows Latest, he has written on numerous topics, ranging from Windows to Microsoft Edge. Abhijith holds a degree in Bachelor's of Technology, with a strong focus on Electronics and Communications Engineering. His passion for Windows is evident in his journalism journey, including his articles that decoded complex PowerShell scripts.