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Windows 10: Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps launched

Windows 10: Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps launched

Facebook has launched Windows 10 Apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop and Instagram on mobile.

These new apps will load quickly and easily within Windows and have the most up-to-date features, Facebook says.

Facebook is one click away from the Start Menu, and the app starts and loads News Feed much faster than previous Facebook desktop applications, according to the social networking company.

Commenting on the new Facebook for Windows 10 app, Davis Fields, Product Manager, Facebook says “You can stay up-to-date with Facebook through desktop notifications, and you can pin a new Facebook Live Tile which shows you the latest updates from your friends, family and Pages you follow. It’s also easy to share photos to Facebook straight from your favourite apps or File Explorer.”

According to him, “we included the latest Facebook features in the new app, including Reactions, stickers in comments, and a right-hand column that shows birthday & event reminders, trending topics and more. We built an in-app browser to make it easier for people to read and share multiple articles from their News Feed.”

Messenger for Windows 10 comes along with many of Messenger features, including stickers, group conversations and GIFs.

Instagram for Windows 10 comes with all of the community’s favourite features — including Instagram Direct, Explore and video. “You’ll also see that Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile supports Live Tiles, showing you updates right on your home screen,” says Fields.

Facebook and Messenger for Windows 10 are available in the Windows Desktop App Store, and Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile is be available in the Windows Phone Store.

The social media giant says it will be replacing the older Facebook Windows 8 listing in the Windows Store with the new Facebook Windows 10 app. People who have the Windows 8 app can choose to continue to use it.

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