facebook_messenger_for_firefoxBoy, it is not too long after we brought you word that Facebook Messenger for Windows would shut down this coming March 3rd, and here we are with word that on the very same day itself, Facebook Messenger for Firefox, too, would also shut down. This similar kill date points to the sentiment at Facebook, that the social networking giant is not too interested in working on desktop apps. Facebook had already killed off its Messenger for Firefox page as well as its corresponding Help Center page, as both pages will now show off a generic error. Those who happen to still have the add-on will find an identical end-of-support message that is shown off at the top of the application which is similar to the one in Facebook Messenger for Windows.

“We’re sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Firefox, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014” is how the message reads. “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 http://www.facebook.com. Learn more.” Do you find the impending shutdown of Facebook Messenger as a desktop app depressing news, or does it not really matter much to you? Hopefully the mobile platform would not be adversely affected.

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