Facebook, Instagram and Messenger apps roll-out to Windows 10
The wait was finally over on April 28 when the social media giant rolled out the much awaited apps on Windows 10 Store. Facebook announced that it is bringing Facebook and Messenger to Windows 10 on desktop while it is rolling out Instagram on Windows 10 Mobile.
“Today, we are excited to rollout 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.”
Davis Fields, Facebook’s product manager, wrote on Facebook.
1. Facebook for Windows 10
Facebook app for Windows 10 is fast, easy to access and is one-click away from the Start Menu. The app starts and loads News Feed much faster than previous Facebook desktop applications. The new app has built-in desktop notifications feature and a user can pin a new Facebook Live Tile that will show the user latest updates from friends, family and Pages. Also, it is now easy to share photos to Facebook straight from apps or File Explorer. It comes with new features such as reactions, stickers in comments and a right-hand column that shows birthday and event reminders, trending topics and more.
With the new app interface and an in-app browser, it is now easy to read and share multiple articles from News Feed.
2. Messenger for Windows 10
Messenger app for Windows 10 has features, including group conversations, stickers, and GIFs. The Messenger for Windows has native desktop notifications and a feature that lets a user see unread messages with a Live Tile. Although payments, voice/video calling and taking photos/video within the app are not supported yet, the company will be updating Messenger over time.
3. Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile
Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile supports video, Direct Messaging, the modernized Search and Explore feature, Account Switching functionality along with Live Tile integration. Users can see their notifications on their home screen once they pin this app on it. On top of that, the Tile shows up photos.
* New Facebook and Messenger apps are arriving on Windows 10 Mobile “later this year”.