Facebook and Microsoft are killing off their Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone. Both companies have been testing new features for the new Windows Phone app via the Beta app for a while now, and the beta was available to the public, too. However, the company recently released a new update for the Beta app which disables the app, asking users to use the public Facebook app.
According to the app message, the Facebook Beta app is now “outdated” and uses should use the main Facebook app version. However, the app functioned properly before the “update”, it is more likely that the Facebook Beta program for Windows Phone (which was predominantly run by Microsoft) has run its course.
Facebook has its own Beta app on PCs and Tablets, where new features are tested out. It is likely that the firm will bring this app to mobile in due time, removing the need for a primarily Microsoft made and maintained one.
While Microsoft’s app for Windows 10 was a UWP built from the bottom up, Facebook’s app is more of a ported app. Even though users would prefer a Facebook app under the “Facebook Inc” developer name, we can’t help but wonder if Microsoft’s app would have been a better fit in the long run.
Since the Facebook Beta app is no longer usable, you can try out the official Facebook app from the link below.