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Facebook Messenger on Windows shutting down next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Feb 2014 19:06 User comments (3)

Facebook Messenger on Windows shutting down next week Facebook has confirmed that its Facebook Messenger for Windows service will be shutting down effective March 3rd.
The Windows version of Messenger had been around for over two years, and there is little explanation from the social networking giant as to why it is being shut down. Additionally, Facebook Messenger for Firefox will also end on the same day.

When trying to use the application, users are greeted with the message: "We're sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Windows, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014. We really appreciate you using Messenger to reach your friends, and we want to make sure you know that you can keep chatting and view all your messages on [link]

The app will remain available for iOS and Android, and a new Windows Phone app is on the way in the coming weeks.

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3 user comments

12.3.2014 11:47

Can't wait for Facebook to shut down !

26.3.2014 12:28

This was a major bummer, because it worked seamlessly with the site while not having to have the site up and running in a browser window. It was an easy way to communicate and now we're forced to use their clunky chat client via the website. Not a happy camper here.

37.3.2014 13:26

Originally posted by ronhondo:
Can't wait for Facebook to shut down !
snap mate

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