Facebook Messenger and Instagram App Finally Arrive on Windows 10

Facebook Messenger and Instagram App Finally Arrive on Windows 10
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The initial talks and predictions about Microsoft introducing Facebook Messenger and Instagram app on Windows 10 are now ready to see the light of the day. As part of Microsoft’s efforts to successfully implement project UWP or Universal Windows Platform, the Facebook Messenger will be up and running on desktop and Instagram will run on mobile, both powered by Windows 10.


Facebook, it seems, is ready to embrace the latest version Microsoft’s OS – Windows 10, reports CNET. In an announcement on Thursday, 28th April 2016, the social network stated that Facebook Messenger will be available for download on laptops and tablets using Windows 10. The Messenger will include all the latest features such as the all-new Reaction Emojis, GIF support and also provide Windows Live Tiles support.

According to Engadget, Facebook will also be including an in-app browser which will stream News Feed, much like the already existing web interface. Other than that, Facebook users will be able to go about their regular routine, updating their status, “liking” or “reacting” to a post, getting their daily dose of trending events by turning on their notifications and so on.

As to the Instagram app making its way into Windows 10 Mobile, there are certain things that are not yet finalized, starting with the very mobile devices that will be able to support Windows 10 in the first place. However, what is known for certain is the fact that the Instagram app will contain all of “the community’s favorite features.” This means that one can definitely expect features such as updated search/explore tools, direct messages and the recently included feature of account switching to be included.

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Just like Facebook, the Instagram app will also support Live Tiles Support and Video support on Windows 10, so that you can always keep track of what is going in the lives of your dear ones.

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