Last year October, Facebook announced its new apps for Windows 10, the apps were released on Thursday and they include, Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. They are UWP apps and unlike some of the apps built for Windows 8, these take advantages of some Windows 10 native features like live tiles and sharing across applications.
The Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10 will only be enjoyed by desktop users for now, but the Facebook app for Windows 10 mobile will be available for users later this year, while there is no information on the release of the Messenger app for Windows 10 mobile yet.
Facebook app for Windows 10 loads easily and has full features such as Reactions, Stickers in comments and a column at the right displaying birthday, event reminders and trends. This will replace the Windows 8 version. A Live Tile shows you the newest update from your friends and Pages you are following. Photos can be shared directly to Facebook from your favorite apps or File Explorer, it also supports multiple tabs.
The Messenger app comes with features like photo sharing, stickers, group conversation, GIFs and seeing unread messages in the Live Tile. It enables desktop notifications which notifies you of incoming chat from friends and families.
Although Instagram has a previous beta version, a new version is now available on Windows 10 mobile with Instagram Direct, Explore and Video features. This app also supports Live Tiles too and Account Switching, a feature that manages multiple Instagram accounts.
With this welcome development, we are looking forward to the release of more apps from the Windows 10 platform for both the desktop and mobile versions.