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Facebook launches new app for Windows 8.1

Facebook releases new app for Windows 8.1, is not backwards compatible with Windows 8 (NASDAQ:MSFT, NASDAQ:FB)

| Social Networking News | Posted: Oct 17, 2013 3:27 pm

This morning Facebook launched its all new app for Windows 8.1 in conjunction with Microsoft's release of the operating system for digital download. The App appears to be very similar to its Windows 8 predecessor with the typical status, photo and check in tabs. The standard chat interface is present as well.

 

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Facebook has included the friend request, inbox and notification icons with touch friendly buttons, and the app now supports Share Charm. Search functionality is also built in, and the app features several Snap Views, but reports suggest some are disabled. At the moment, it appears that the app is not backwards compatible with Windows 8, and users who try to install it from the Windows Store are prompted with a message that says they must upgrade to 8.1 to install the app.

NEWS SOURCES:Theverge.com

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