Facebook to abandon Windows 10 app client in a few weeks

Facebook has decided to abandon its official Windows 10 client because of its low popularity. To alert active users of the social messaging app, Facebook will stop supporting it in a few weeks, and there is no indication that new software will replace it. “Facebook’s Windows desktop app will stop working on Friday, February 28, 2020,” the company said in an email.

Facebook to abandon Windows 10 app client in a few weeks

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The Facebook team wrote:

Thank you for using the Facebook for Windows desktop app, after which users can continue to experience The Messenger service through Facebook’s website/mobile client.

Make sure you’re using the latest version of a supported browser, including a new version of Edge based on the Chromium kernel, or download Messenger in the Microsoft Store.

Earlier, Facebook had replaced the old Messenger UWP app with a new version of Electron.

As for the full version of facebook clients, the company thinks it makes sense to give users direct access to the site.