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Facebook app is back on Microsoft Store

Windows 10 users will have to download Windows 10 version 19003.0 or higher to access the Facebook app on the Microsoft Store.

The Facebook app has returned to the Microsoft Store as a PWA or a progressive web app.
The Facebook app has returned to the Microsoft Store as a PWA or a progressive web app. (REUTERS)

Facebook, almost a year ago, had removed its desktop app for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store. At the time, the company had said that the users who wanted to use the service could do so via its web-based interface.

“Since you use Facebook for Windows desktop app we wanted to make sure you’re aware this app will stop working on Friday, February 28, 2020. You can still access all of your friends and favourite Facebook features by logging in through your browser at www.facebook.com,” Facebook had said at the time.

Now, a little over a year later, the Facebook app has returned to the Microsoft Store but with a slight change. The Facebook app has returned to the Microsoft Store as a PWA or a progressive web app. In effect, it enables developers to provide an app experience that is closer to the look and feel of the app on the web.

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In its description in the Microsoft Store, Facebook says that the app is a beta version of the Facebook experience for Windows 10 and it requires the latest version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. This means that users will have to download the Chromium-based Edge browser to access it. Additionally, Windows 10 users will have to download Windows 10 version 19003.0 or higher to access this app.

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