Facebook has updated their Windows 10 beta for PC and tablet users.
The new update doesn’t add many visible changes to the app, but it does improve the efficiency of the sign in experience. Typically, with Facebook for Windows users needed to enter their account credentials manually into the app. Now Windows users who are signed in via the browser can now simply tap the new “Log in with Browser” option to automatically sign into Facebook without needing to manually enter their credentials. It makes it easier to just start using the app by taking away one of the barriers to entry.
However if you’re looking for Facebook’s newer features like Instant articles or support for video casting to TVs and other screens, there will be some disappointment experienced as the firm has not yet begun to roll out these features to its Windows 10 user base. While Facebook does support Windows 10 via way of its new OSMeta apps, these apps are ported versions of the iOS app and are often (with the exception of Instagram) behind their iOS and Android counterparts. While the firm has recently started to iterate on its apps more quickly, perhaps the more browser-based nature of desktop Windows will see them treating their apps as perpetual second class citizens.
You can download Facebook Beta for Windows 10 from the Store link below.