How to use the new Facebook app on Windows 10

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
Windows & Software Expert
Oldtimer in the tech and science press, Claudiu is focused on whatever comes new from Microsoft. His abrupt interest in computers started when he saw the first Home Computer as a kid. However, his... Read more
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  • After a year of absence, the Windows 10 Facebook app comes back as a PWA in Microsoft Store.
  • The new Facebook app is in Beta testing version and it looks different from its previous iteration.
  • You will need a minimum Windows 10 version and the latest Edge version to use the app.
  • The app provides a separate, dedicated way of using Facebook rather than on a browser tab.
 
facebook app is back in Microsoft Store

The Facebook app returned in the Microsoft Store after a year after it was removed by its owner last year.

The new app is still in its Beta testing version and it’s now in a form of a PWA (Progressive Web App) and it looks totally different, but it’s still nothing stunning about it.

And that’s because it looks almost like you would open Facebook in a regular web browser.

How can I use the new Facebook app in Windows 10?

The new PWA requires you to have the latest version of Microsoft Edge installed on your PC.

The reason behind that is that according to Aggiornamenti Lumia, the PWA uses the Microsoft Edge Chromium installation of the Facebook website.

In the same way, if you go to the Facebook website by using the latest Microsoft Edge version and try to install it as an app, you will be redirected to open the Facebook app.

What are the requirements and how to install the new Facebook app?

So, in order to use the new Facebook (Beta) app, you need to have the Windows 10 version 19003 or later installed on your PC and the latest version of Edge.

To make sure you have the latest Windows updates head over to Update & Security from Settings and hit the Check for updates button.

To update Edge, you just need to click the three horizontal dots from the top right corner, select the Help and feedback option and click on About Microsoft Edge. The latest update will download and install automatically.

Now, all you need to do is to look for Facebook in the Microsoft Store, or hit this direct link from the store.

Once again, the Facebook app doesn’t offer any added features over it’s browser iteration but it can be more convenient and faster to use as a Windows 10 app that from a tab in a browser.

What do you think about the new app? Will you install it on your Windows 10 PC? Let us know about all that in the comments section below.