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Facebook finally lands an official app on Windows 8, will default searches to Bing

Windows 8 gets official Facebook App, Instagram, Vine, Flipboard and NFL Fantasy Football to follow

| Social Networking News | Posted: Jun 26, 2013 7:45 pm

During today's Microsoft Build conference, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 8 is finally getting an official Facebook app. This announcement comes almost a year after the new Windows operating system was announced.

 

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Facebook and Microsoft have partnered up to build a native app for the company's flagship operating system, and as a result, Facebook will default searches to Microsoft's Bing search engine. In return, Microsoft will deeply integrate Facebook into Windows 8.

 

There are also reports coming in that Facebook-owned Instagram will also be getting a Windows 8 app and that tMicrosoft hopes Twitter's Vine will follow suit. Ballmer also announced that Windows 8 will be getting an official version of Flipboard as well as an NFL Fantasy Football App.

NEWS SOURCES:Digitaltrends.com

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