Facebook today launched its new Windows 10 apps for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. The company announced its new Windows 10 apps back in October of last year, and it’s finally available to users. The new Facebook apps for Windows 10 are based on the Universal Windows Platform, however, you won’t be able to use some of the new apps on your phone or PC.
The new Facebook and Messenger apps are available for Windows 10 PCs, and they offer a whole new user experience with the newest features, Live tiles support, notifications, in-app browsers, and much more. The Facebook app for Windows 10 PCs includes support for Reactions, stickers in comments, and a clean user interface which will allow users to get the latest updates from their friends right on their Windows 10 PC. In a blog post, Microsoft stated:
Keeping up with friends is faster than ever with the new Facebook app for Windows 10, the best way to experience Facebook on Windows. With Live Tiles, you can easily find out what your friends and family are up to at a glance. And now, reading and sharing articles from News Feed is quick and easy with an in-app browser. Other features include Reactions, stickers in comments, notifications so that you don’t miss important updates, and a right-hand column that shows birthday, event reminders and trending topics.
Microsoft toldMSPoweruserthat the new Facebook app for Windows 10 is only available for PCs, and it’ll be replacing the existing Facebook app in the coming hours. As for Windows 10 Mobile, the new Facebook app will be “coming soon.”
Alongside the new Facebook app for Windows 10 PCs, Facebook is also launching the new Messenger app for Windows 10 which includes a variety of new features such as photo sharing, stickers, group conversations, and GIFs. The app also includes support for Notifications and Live Tiles, which will ensure that you never miss out on an important message from your friends.
Along with many of your favorite features of Facebook’s Messenger — like photo sharing, stickers, group conversations and GIFs — Messenger for Windows 10 PCs has desktop notifications so you never miss an important message. And when you pin the app to your Start menu you’ll get notified of new messages with Live Tiles.
Just like the new Facebook app, the new Messenger app is only available for PCs – however, Microsoft didn’t share any info on if the new app will be coming to Windows 10 Mobile.
Lastly, Facebook is also introducing the new Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile. With the new Instagram app, Facebook is introducing all the latest features, including Direct Messaging, improved Search and Explore, support for multiple accounts, and much more. As expected, the app also supports Live Tiles and notifications. The new Instagram app will replace the current Instagram (beta) app on Windows 10 Mobile, and it probably won’t be coming to PCs anytime soon. Microsoft stated:
The team over at Instagram is rolling out Instagram for Windows 10 mobile with all of the community’s favorite features — including Direct Messaging, updated Search and Explore, Videos and Account Switching. Instagram also supports Live Tiles, so if you pin the app to your home screen you’ll get notifications from Instagram right on your start screen.
We recently took a quick look at the Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile, and you can watch it below:
The new Windows 10 apps from Facebook are, indeed, quite impressive. Hopefully, the company will provide good support for all of these apps in the coming months, and keep them up-to-date with the latest features. If you are using Windows 10, you will get updates for all of these apps in the coming hours, as the updates are still rolling out in the Windows Store. Nevertheless, tell us what you think of the new Facebook apps for Windows 10 in the comment section below.