The Facebook App for Windows 8.1 Is Finally Here

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Windows 8 (now technically Windows 8.1) is often criticized for its shallow app catalog, compared to iOS and Android. One of the most glaring omissions from the platform is a native Facebook app, not only because the service boasts over one billion members, but also because Facebook and Microsoft have been strategic partners for years.

That oversight gets corrected today: Facebook for Windows 8.1 is now available for download. Users will first need to upgrade to Windows 8.1, then can download the app here or from the Windows Store app.

Although Windows 8 users were always able to run Facebook in a browser, the official apps will enable features such as notifications, live tile support, and integration with the Windows 8 charms menu, including the Share charm (which for now only shares screenshots from the app). Microsoft first announced Facebook was coming to Windows 8 at its Build developer conference in June. Read more…

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