Last January, Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile. Taking the hint, Facebook recently said that it will pull out its Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps from Windows Phone mobile operating systems, including Windows 10 Mobile.
According to Engadget, a Microsoft spokesperson said that Facebook will end support for its apps starting April 30. This means that Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps will be removed from the Microsoft Store. Some Windows Phone users also reported receiving notifications from Instagram saying that the app will no longer be available at the end of the month.
So what does this mean for the last remaining users of Windows Phone? From May 1 onward, Windows Phone users will no longer be able to use or download Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps. Windows Phone users will need to use their mobile browsers to access these sites.
The planned pullout of Facebook apps from Windows Phone comes as no surprise to many. Microsoft announced the end of its Windows Phone business in 2016 and stopped support and updates for Windows 10 Mobile this year.
If you’re still wielding a Windows smartphone, maybe it’s time to switch to an Android or iOS device. There’s little reason to stay with Windows Phone considering that many app developers are leaving the platform. Facebook’s departure from Windows Phone might be the final nail in the coffin for the dying mobile OS.
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