Facebook took down its Windows 10 app without stating why

by Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
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Those of you that use Facebook a lot are probably very familiar with their Windows 10 app, as well as their Messanger and Instagram apps.

However, those of you that plan on installing it should know that this is no longer possible.

In their statement to Neowin, representatives from both Facebook and Microsoft had this to say:

As of February 28, the Facebook desktop app for Windows is no longer available. People can still easily access and enjoy all of the features of Facebook via desktop browser.

The app was removed without any explanation

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What’s very puzzling is not the disappearance of the app itself, but the fact that it was taken down without any prior heads-up, or any reason as to why it was taken down from the Windows Store.

More so, no information was given as to when or even if the app will ever be available again.

That being the case, those that frequently used the app were left with nothing more than the possibility to speculate.

Some reasoned that the app was taken down since it was too much of a hassle to update. Others argued that the app had very few users to make it worthwhile.

Whichever the case, if you still have the latest version installed, you can still use it, but remember that it too will become obsolete at one point.

The only bright side to the entire story is that the Instagram and Messenger desktop apps for Windows 10 remain untouched. More so,  neither Microsoft nor Facebook seem to plan otherwise.

What do you think about this sudden removal of the Facebook App? Let us know what you think by leaving us a message in the comments section below.

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