Universal Facebook, Instagram and Messenger apps coming to Windows 10
Microsoft’s just scored a trio universal Windows 10 apps.
At its Build 2016 developer conference on Wednesday in San Francisco, Microsoft announced Facebook will be releasing universal apps for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. It’s a huge win for Microsoft.
As a universal app, Facebook only has to build one version for each app and they’ll adapt between Windows 10 devices, be it PC, tablet or smartphone.
— Karissa Bell (@karissabe) March 30, 2016
Most importantly, these new universal apps should help boost Windows 10 Mobile’s poor app ecosystem.
The current Instagram app for Windows Phone, for example, is decrepit and sorely lacking in the latest features — it still doesn’t have video support. Meanwhile, on iOS and Android, the Instagram app is already moving to longer 60-second videos.
Here is what Facebook Messenger on Windows 10 will likely look like (based on the beta version of the app that popped up in the Microsoft Windows app store earlier this month):
Image: Screenshot: Microsoft
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