Before Microsoft pushes out the mandatory Dashboard update to the Xbox 360, they have decided to do some spring cleaning. This spring cleaning comes in the form of the Redmond-based software giant removing social networking apps Twitter and Facebook from their Xbox 360.
The new Dashboard update is in the process of rolling out across the world, and from now on users won't be able to read or update their status through the Xbox 360 itself once the apps have been removed.
A Microsoft representative spoke to IGN saying "we're retiring the Facebook and Twitter apps" in something they push to "streamline" app functionality on the console. Microsoft were asked if the social networking apps would return in the future, which is something they wouldn't comment on at the time.
Xbox 360 users will have to use the Internet Explorer 9 app on their Xbox 360's, which will come as part of the update, in order to access social networking from now on.