Facebook Messenger: Apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 will set the end of March

The Facebook Messenger adopted at the end of the month of PCs with Windows 8.1 and smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1. For owners of affected smartphones there is no alternative, PC users can switch to the browser.

Facebook Messenger: Apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 will set the end of March

Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8.1 does away

Users of smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1 have to adjust to a massive restriction with the older operating system. The end of March will expire support for Facebook Messenger. From April, the app will no longer work, so no messages can be sent and received. Who then no update to Windows Mobile 10 carries, the app can not use it. Who can not upgrade because Windows is not offered 10 Mobile for its own smart phone, will be without the Messenger.

To upgrade to perform 10 Mobile on Windows, you should install the updated guide from the Windows Store. In the upgrade can be initiated on smartphones.

The app was not found in the store.

Users of PCs is not true because it so hard. While the use of the Messengers is prohibited in the browser on your smartphone, you can dispense with the desktop app on a PC and normal access through the browser on the messenger.


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Windows Phone 8.1 with the largest market share

The decision is certainly understandable in view of the age of the operating systems, the owners of smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1, but which does not help as well. With a total market share of all smartphones of only one percent for the Windows platform, about 75 percent still use Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 is not mobile. Accordingly, hard as it is now expected to make the majority of all Windows Phone users. Other provider of applications are expected to follow Facebook and Windows Phone 8.1 turn their backs.

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Since the future of Windows 10 Mobile unclear affected users are likely to either forgo the Facebook Messenger or look for a smartphone with another operating system. So that Windows would continue to lose for smartphones market share.

Source: messenger blog via mspoweruser

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