Facebook throws in towel on Facebook Messenger for windows

Facebook has announced recently that the company will be shutting down its messenger for windows users from march 3, 2014. It however didn’t give any explanation as to why they’re closing the app.

“We’re sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Windows, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014,” the message states at the top of the application.

By clicking the learn more link the user gets redirected to the Facebook help center page where he/she can learn how to uninstall the app from the system. The company has deleted the installer link of the app for the windows users and the download page says that the app is available only for android and iOS platforms.

Earlier this week at the mobile world congress 2014, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft corporate vice president and manager of windows phone said that the windows phone users will finally be able to use Facebook messenger. “We’ve been working with Facebook testing out their implementation for a while,” he said. ”It’s looking good and we will have it for our customers soon.”

A few days back, Facebook has also ended its email services, as it had very few active users and also it wanted to make it easier for the users to view all the emails at one place. Recently Facebook has also updated its news feed algorithm and restructured its advertising campaign.

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  • Manik

    Its March 5 and I can still use facebook messenger with the same announcement on the top…