We heard a dedicated Facebook app for Windows 8 was currently in the works just a few months ago, although we haven’t heard much of the application since its confirmation. Wonder now more about the Windows 8 dedicated Facebook application as its currently available on the Windows Store.
Today’s launch of the Facebook app coincides with the release of Windows 8.1, which the app apparently needs to run on the new update, even though its description says it’s available for “Windows 8 users.” Once you’ve updated to Windows 8.1 and install Facebook’s dedicated app, you’ll probably feel right at home if you’ve used the service on mobile devices in the past. You’ll be able to update your status, view photos and check into wherever you currently are straight from the app, while its chat interface sits to the right side of the app.
The Facebook app also has the well-known friend request, inbox and notification counters at the top-right portion of the screen, which are also touchscreen-friendly. The app also has a side panel that can be accessed at the left side that can allow you to access your news feed, messages, events, friends, pages, and more. So if you’ve been dying to have a more dedicated Facebook experience, get to updating to Windows 8.1 so you can download the new app.