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How to Use the Official Facebook App for Windows 8.1

How to Use the Official Facebook App for Windows 8.1
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Though the new app store for Windows 8 has been gaining traction lately and and the number of available apps has climbed steadily every day since its inception, there has been a major hole that has gone unplugged. Though there have been a number of third-party apps that provide limited functionality, there has never been an official Facebook app for Windows 8…at least until now.

As reported by Martin Brinkman of Ghacks, the Windows Store has finally gotten the official Facebook app its users have been clamoring for. Once installed through the Store, the app allows you to check your news feed, update your status and chat with friends. The interface is simple to figure out and it provides all of the necessary features you’d expect. The one major issue users may have with this new app is that it doesn’t integrate with the Windows 8 Share charm, which would have made sharing videos, images and links easier.

Make sure to try out this new app which has quickly become the most popular free app in the Windows Store and use it to share this with your friends.

The Facebook app for Windows 8.1.

    The Facebook app provides touch-friendly access.

    Original Source – Ghacks – Official Facebook Application for Windows 8.1 Launches

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