New FB, Messenger and Instagram apps for Windows 10
Facebook recently announced it is introducing its popular trio apps – Facebook, Messenger and Instagram to Windows 10. Facebook and Messenger are now rolling out to Windows 10 on the desktop and Instagram is arriving on Windows 10 mobile.
The Windows 10 Facebook app has been designed to take advantage of the operating system’s features, like its “Live Tiles” which allow the user to see status updates from family, friends and Pages right on the homescreen. The new app is also integrated with File Explorer so the users can share photos to Facebook from their favorite apps.
According to FB, this new application will replace the older Facebook Windows 8 app when it launches – yet the users will still be able to use the prior version if it has been installed.
Facebook also announced a Messenger app for Windows 10. It supports the newest features like stickers, group conversations, and GIFs. Both Facebook and Messenger will arrive on Windows 10 mobile later this year.
In the meantime, Facebook introduced Instagram to Windows 10 mobile. This app supports Direct Messaging, video, the updated Search and Explore feature, the recently added Account Switching feature for moving in between multiple Instagram accounts, and Live Tile integration. If the users pins the Instagram app to the home screen, they can see their notifications and updates. And the Tile itself displays photos.