20 March 2020
Facebook is reportedly informing users of its Windows 10 app that it will discontinue the app on Friday, February 28, 2020. This means users who have been accessing Facebook via Windows 10 app will not be able to use it further after the mentioned date. However, they can continue to enjoy accessing the social media platform by simply logging in on the web.
As tipped to MSPowerUser, Facebook is sending emails to active users and suggesting to rather move to www.facebook.com for better service.
Below is the email sent to a user –
Since you use Facebook for Windows desktop app, we wanted to make sure you’re aware this app will stop working on Friday, February 28, 2020. You can still access all of your friends and favorite Facebook features by logging in through your browser at www.facebook.com.
For the best experience, make sure you’re using the most current version of our supported browsers including the new Microsoft Edge.
You can still access Messenger through the Facebook website or by logging in through your browser at www.messenger.com. If you prefer a desktop app for your conversations, try the new Messenger for Windows which you can download now in the Microsoft Store.
Thank you for using Facebook for Windows desktop app,
The Facebook Team
Facebook hasn’t given any reason behind the shutdown of its Windows 10 app but it is assumed that the irregular maintenance of the app could be the case. The app didn’t receive updates for months, which was also a sign that its end could be near.
Note that Facebook and its Messenger app can still be accessed from the web. Also, you can try the new Messenger for Windows by downloading it from the Microsoft Store.
Facebook Messenger | Windows 10 | Microsoft Store, Free