Facebook will terminate its Windows Phone apps on April 30

Facebook will terminate its Windows Phone apps on April 30

Facebook will terminate its Windows Phone apps on April 30

Facebook confirmed that its "family of apps" for Windows Phone, which include the Facebook app, Messenger, and Instagram, will 'no longer be available.' The company noted the start date for pulling its app will begin on April 30th, 2019. Based on current rankings, Facebook's family of apps are now among the most popular offerings still downloaded by Windows Phone users.

As with Instagram, the alternative for anyone continuing to use a Windows 10 Mobile device will be to visit each site on the web through the mobile browser. It mentioned that Instagram has sent notifications to Windows Phone users.

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Facebook has decided that its remaining Windows Phone users have had enough time to switch to a different platform: it is ending support for its family of apps on the defunct mobile platform. Microsoft announced it was officially killing off its Windows Phone business in 2016 following lackluster sales. While nostalgia for the Windows Phone is real, even its most diehard users can't ignore that their devices are no longer fulfilling the basic goal of any smartphone: making their lives easier. It halted issuing security and software updates in December 2018. We have seen major third-party apps being pulled out of Microsoft Store since 2015. The photo-sharing app is set to discontinue its Windows 10 Mobile app at the end of this month.

Believe it or not, there are still folks using Windows Phones but sadly their access to apps is about to get much smaller.

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